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Eight Steps for Safer Oil Trains Eyed by U.S. Officials

January 21, 2014 by Marianne Lavelle

Due to the booming oil production in North Dakota, and the ramp-up of ethanol production, U.S. railways now are carrying an unprecedented volume of flammable liquid—and the majority of tank cars used are prone to be punctured in an accident, as safety investigators have been warning for 20 years.[read more]