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Tank car upgrades cut risk of rail spills, fires, Canadian report shows

Tank car upgrades cut risk of rail spills, fires, Canadian report shows

June 20, 2015 | McClatchy DC|Tank car improvements required by the U.S. and Canadian governments last month should cut the risk of spills and fires in oil train accidents, Canadian investigators have concluded. The finding came from the Transportation Safety Board of Canada’s investigation of on a derailment in January 2014 in Plaster Rock, New […]

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Investigation shows a cracked wheel caused Plaster Rock train derailment

June 19, 2015 | Global News| DIEPPE, N.B. – The Transportation Safety Board says a defective wheel is to blame for the derailment of a CN train in New Brunswick last year. The board released its findings Friday on the accident near Plaster Rock, N.B. on Jan 7, 2014, where 19 cars and a locomotive […]

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Some Rail Cars In New Brunswick Oil Train Derailment Were DOT-111s, Investigator Says

Some Rail Cars In New Brunswick Oil Train Derailment Were DOT-111s, Investigator Says

January 9, 2014 | Huffington Post | TORONTO/WASHINGTON, (Reuters) – Political pressure to quickly improve the safety of crude oil rail shipments intensified in Washington on Thursday, while Canadian officials said two of the cars involved in the latest fiery derailment were of an older variety long faulted by regulators. After two more dramatic oil-train […]

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CN train carrying crude oil derailed, on fire near Plaster Rock

CN train carrying crude oil derailed, on fire near Plaster Rock

January 7, 2014 |CBC News |A CN freight train carrying dangerous goods has derailed and caught fire in northwest New Brunswick, not far from the U.S. border. Jim Feeny, director of public and government affairs for CN Rail, said 16 cars are believed to have derailed, including four carrying propane and four carrying crude oil. [Read the entire article here.]

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