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CARS group issues statement on derailment

CARS group issues statement on derailment

January 27, 2016 | WXOW |Local environmental group CARS (Citizens Acting for Rail Safety) reacted to Tuesday night’s derailment of a Canadian Pacific train near Reno, Minnesota. Alan Stankevitz, spokesman for the group, issued the following statement on the incident: Today, once again there has been another derailment along the Mississippi River. Today’s derailment involving a […]

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Update: Crews find sheen in Mississippi River at derailment site

Update: Crews find sheen in Mississippi River at derailment site

January 27, 2016 | La Crosse Tribune |BROWNSVILLE, Minn. – A Canadian Pacific freight train derailed Tuesday night in Houston County, Minn., sending six cars into the Mississippi River and spilling food-grade oil into the water. The southbound train derailed around 10 p.m. about three miles south of Brownsville. There were no injuries reported. CP […]

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Train Derailment in Reno, MN

Train Derailment in Reno, MN

January 27, 2015 | WXOW| Emergency crews were on the scene of a train derailment near Reno, Minnesota early Wednesday morning. The derailment of the Canadian Pacific train happened around 11:00 p.m. Tuesday. There were no injuries. Brownsville Fire Chief Gary Meiners told WXOW that there are six cars off the tracks with another seven or eight […]

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Two people injured in Breathitt County train derailment

Two people injured in Breathitt County train derailment

January 26, 2015 | WKYT | BREATHITT COUNTY, Ky. (WKYT) – Investigators believe the winter weather may have played a role in a train derailment in Breahitt County on Tuesday. Firefighters say two engines and nine cars of a CSX train came off the tracks and overturned in the Alto community. They think the derailment […]

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$3.5 Million Emergency Response Training Center Planned For Camp Ripley

$3.5 Million Emergency Response Training Center Planned For Camp Ripley

January 20, 2016 | WJON| CAMP RIPLEY – A new facility to help fire departments learn how to fight an oil train fire is being planned for Camp Ripley. Governor Mark Dayton has included $3.5 million for the project in his bonding proposal. [Read the entire article here.]

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Minnesota governor’s jobs bill includes crossing safety initiatives

Minnesota governor’s jobs bill includes crossing safety initiatives

January 19, 2015 | RT&S | One of the bills initiatives is a focus on rail and pipeline safety. To improve rail safety, Gov. Dayton’s bill would fund three major grade separations, improve warning systems at highway rail crossings and quiet zones, as well as fund the construction of training centers. [Read the entire article […]

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No leaks reported from tanker car derailment under Benicia Bridge

No leaks reported from tanker car derailment under Benicia Bridge

January 20, 2015 | Contra Costa Times | MARTINEZ — Three tank cars carrying a contaminated liquid derailed Wednesday morning on train tracks under the Benicia Bridge, and although there were no reports of leaks, the incident rekindled fears about the potential dangers of rail derailments along the East Bay’s industrial and refinery belt. [Read […]

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Regulators Tighten Enforcement of Rail-Safety Rules

Regulators Tighten Enforcement of Rail-Safety Rules

January 20, 2016 | The Wall Street Journal | Federal regulators are enforcing rail-safety rules more stringently, issuing more alleged violations against Amtrak and freight carriers amid worries over shipping crude oil and hazardous chemicals. The Federal Railroad Administration leveled 6,485 violations carrying civil penalties against railroads in the fiscal year ended Sept. 30, up […]

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There Will Be Blood – Oil Train Regulations Fail To Address Known Risks

There Will Be Blood – Oil Train Regulations Fail To Address Known Risks

January 18, 2016 | Desmog | “Railroad rules have been written in blood.” This line was included in the annual report of the Commissioner of Railroads for the state of Michigan — in 1901. The idea was that safety rules were only implemented when enough blood had been spilled. One hundred and fifteen years later, in […]

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Road remains closed after train derailment

Road remains closed after train derailment

January 18, 2016 | Huron Daily Tribune | BAD AXE — A train derailment that took place Friday afternoon still has East Woodworth Street near the railroad tracks closed until cleanup can take place. The derailment occurred near the Huron and Eastern Railway building at the end of Irwin Street, where four cars were affected. […]

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