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Rail regulators adopt rules to address oil train safety

Rail regulators adopt rules to address oil train safety

February 12, 2015 | KXRO | State regulators took an important step in updating rail safety rules to address the increase in crude oil being transported by train across the state. The Utilities and Transportation Commission adopted new rules to: Set minimum safety requirements and conduct inspections of private crossings located on oil train routes; […]

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Chlorine Trains Pose an Even Deadlier Threat Than Oil Trains

Chlorine Trains Pose an Even Deadlier Threat Than Oil Trains

February 9, 2015 | Take Part| Much has been said about the dangers of oil trains following several high-profile accidents, including a fiery 2013 crash in Quebec that killed 50 people. Now a report from Greenpeace points to another potential hazard that could be even deadlier: chlorine trains. Eighty-six plants across the United States use chlorine […]

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Vegetable oil bill barely clears low hurdle in Washington Senate

Vegetable oil bill barely clears low hurdle in Washington Senate

February 9, 2014 | Capital Press | OLYMPIA — A bill to exempt vegetable oil from new railroad safety rules narrowly slipped through a Senate committee last week, but the close vote indicated substantial support among Democrats and state agencies for regulating shipments of canola oil along with crude oil. The Republican-led Energy, Environment and […]

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IEA: Oil glut could still grow in second half of 2016

IEA: Oil glut could still grow in second half of 2016

February 9 ,2016 | Fuelfix.com | HOUSTON — Market optimism underpinning oil prices this month is probably wrong, the International Energy Agency said Tuesday, as its view of the global oversupply of crude worsened. Even if OPEC kept oil production flat, worldwide crude inventories could climb by 2 million barrels a day in the first […]

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2 hurt in Ohio train derailment

February 9, 2015 | Fox News| Two people sustained minor injuries when a freight train crashed into a stationary rail car Tuesday morning in Ohio, derailing an engine and 10 cars. A CSX train carrying cargo boxes bound for a Honda plant collided with the stationary car for an unknown reason around 10 a.m., according […]

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Train Derailment Spills Fuel in Pocatello

Train Derailment Spills Fuel in Pocatello

February 2, 2016 | KPVI | A Saturday train derailment in Pocatello spilled 3,500 gallons of fuel at the Union Pacific rail yard. Crews responded to the rail yard at 300 S. Harrison just before midnight. According to the Pocatello Fire Department one locomotive was actively leaking diesel fuel. Federal, state and local authorities were notified. […]

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Train derailment, chemical fire in Brewster causes evacuations

Train derailment, chemical fire in Brewster causes evacuations

February 2, 2016 | Times Reporter | Four railroad tanker cars derailed and one hauling butane caught fire about 5:30 p.m. Monday at the Wheeling & Lake Erie Railway, forcing an evacuation of 300 to 500 residents and closing a handful of village businesses. Smoke and flames were visible from a distance only a short […]

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Brownsville derailment: railroad mum on other train contents

January 29, 2015 | La Crosse Tribune | As cleanup of a derailment south of Brownsville, Minn., continued for a third day, questions remained about whether the Canadian Pacific freight train was hauling crude oil, ethanol or other dangerous materials. The 68-car train was en route from St. Paul, Minn., to Kansas City when 15 […]

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Car leaked 850 gallons of soybean oil into river at Reno derailment

January 28, 2015 | WXOW | RENO, Minn. Several hundred gallons of soybean oil spilled into the Mississippi River following a train derailment near Reno, Minnesota Tuesday night according to a railroad spokesperson. Canadian Pacific Media Relations Manager Andy Cummings said that approximately 850 gallons of soybean oil leaked from one of the damaged tanker […]

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Fifteen cars derail into Mississippi River, some leaking vegetable oil

Fifteen cars derail into Mississippi River, some leaking vegetable oil

January 27, 2016 | News 8000| Fifteen cars of a southbound Canadian Pacific Railway mixed-freight train went off the tracks late Tuesday night near Reno, about three miles south of Brownsville at the overlook. Six tanker cars ended up in the Mississippi River. Early reports showed no leaks, but as the day progressed that changed. […]

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