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Officials: Oil train didn’t speed before Montana derailment

Officials: Oil train didn’t speed before Montana derailment

July 20, 2015| Fox News| BILLINGS, Mont. –  A train that derailed and spilled 35,000 gallons of oil in northeastern Montana was traveling within recommended speed limits, federal officials said Monday as they continued to probe the accident’s cause. The Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway train loaded with crude from North Dakota was traveling 44 […]

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BNSF must own up to risks of oil, coal trains

July 19, 2015 | HeraldNet|Drug company ads on TV — ads European countries don’t allow on television — are required to warn of possible dangerous side effects that could kill us. We’d be somewhat safer and more aware of urgent policy choices we face if rail, oil and gas companies were required to warn about […]

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Cleanup continues after CN freight train derailment in Bowmanville

Cleanup continues after CN freight train derailment in Bowmanville

July 19, 2015 | Durham Region| CLARINGTON — The cleanup of derailed rail cars and repairs of damaged rails continued Sunday afternoon after the CN freight train derailment in south Bowmanville. Works crews continued working in high heat and humidity on July 19 to clear the mess left after several cars of a westbound CN […]

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Doing more about oil train safety

Doing more about oil train safety

July 18, 2015 | Sun Focus | Rep. Connie Bernardy and DFL colleagues held a press conference during which they called on rail companies to do more so that Minnesota communities are safe from oil train disasters. Fridley Fire Chief John Berg and Director of Ramsey County Homeland Security Judson Freed also participated in the […]

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Statoil says crude on derailed BNSF train complied with volatility limit

July 18, 2015 | Reuters| HOUSTON (Reuters) – The North Dakota crude on a Berkshire Hathaway Inc-owned BNSF Railway Co train that derailed this week in Montana was produced by Norway’s Statoil and complied with regulations that limit flammability, a Statoil spokesman said on Friday. The train was bound for BP Plc’s refinery in Washington […]

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A timeline of recent oil train crashes in the US and Canada

July 17, 2015 | Star Tribune|The derailment of an oil train in rural northeastern Montana follows a string of accidents as shipments of crude by rail have increased dramatically in recent years, driven by a surge in domestic production: [Read the entire article including a complete timeline including today’s accident right here.]

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Oil-train derailment spills 35,000 gallons

July 17, 2015 | Daily Interlake| BILLINGS — Four tank cars leaked an estimated 35,000 gallons of oil after a train hauling fuel from North Dakota derailed in rural northeastern Montana, authorities said. The spill marked the latest in a series of wrecks across the U.S. and Canada that have highlighted the safety risks of […]

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Montana oil train derailment: ‘We’re real lucky it didn’t go bang’

Montana oil train derailment: ‘We’re real lucky it didn’t go bang’

July 17, 2015 | Pioneer Press| Emergency responders who handled two train derailments in a week in the same northeastern Montana county say they’re relieved no one was hurt and no fires resulted from either incident. “There was no big orange glow, so we’re happy about that,” Culbertson Fire Chief Alan Aspenlieder said Friday. BNSF […]

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Bakken oil train derails in eastern Montana – second derailment on line this week

Bakken oil train derails in eastern Montana – second derailment on line this week

July 17, 2015 | KFGO | CULBERTSON, MT. (KFGO-AM) – A westbound BNSF train carrying oil derailed in northeast Montana Thursday evening, about 50 miles west of Williston. It happened several hours after the tracks reopened from another train derailment that happened Tuesday in the same area. Roosevelt County Public Information Officer Lee Almer says […]

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Crude oil train derails in rural northeastern Montana

July 17, 2015 | Great Falls Tribune| CULBERTSON (AP) – Officials say crews are trying to determine if an oil train spilled any crude when it derailed in rural northeastern Montana, prompting the evacuation of some homes. Burlington Northern Santa Fe spokesman Michael Trevino says the train with 106 loaded crude oil cars derailed near […]

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