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Walz Calls for Hearing on Rail Safety

Walz Calls for Hearing on Rail Safety

Washington, DC [1/15/14] – Today, Representative Tim Walz (D-MN), a member of the Transportation and Infrastructure Subcommittee on Railroads, Pipelines and Hazardous Materials, joined his colleagues in sending a letter to Subcommittee Chairman Jeff Denham (R-CA) requesting a hearing be held to examine rail safety. Representative Walz’s staff met with concerned citizens in La Crescent […]

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DOT-111 Safety Major Issue in Crude-By-Rail Debate

DOT-111 Safety Major Issue in Crude-By-Rail Debate

January 14, 2014 | Rory Johnston | Oilprice.com | Experts from the Canadian rail industry, regulators, and representatives from all levels of government met in Ottawa on Monday to discuss the increasing number of tank car derailments and subsequent explosions that now seem to be almost a regular occurrence. At the top of the agenda […]

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NTSB releases final report on Cherry Valley train derailment

NTSB releases final report on Cherry Valley train derailment

May 23, 2012 | WREX | CHERRY VALLEY (WREX) – The National Transportation Safety Board has released its final report on the 2009 trail derailment that killed one woman in Cherry Valley. A Canadian National Railway Company freight train derailed just after 8:30 p.m. on June 19, 2009 after hitting a section of track near […]

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EPA update: Rockford freight train derailment and Rock River fish kill

EPA update: Rockford freight train derailment and Rock River fish kill

June 26, 2009 | EPA | (Chicago, Ill. – June 26, 2009) U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Region 5 said today that cleanup at the site of a Canadian National (CN) freight train derailment in Rockford, Ill., is well under way. The incident occurred on June 19, when 14 tanker cars containing a 95 percent ethanol/5 […]

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Railroad Accident Report – Cherry Valley, IL

Railroad Accident Report – Cherry Valley, IL

June 19, 2009 | NTSB | About 8:36 p.m., central daylight time, on Friday, June 19, 2009, eastbound Canadian National Railway Company freight train U70691-18, traveling at 36 mph, derailed at a highway/rail grade crossing in Cherry Valley, Illinois. The train consisted of 2 locomotives and 114 cars, 19 of which derailed. All of the […]

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