Some 80,000 Oil Train Cars ‘Don’t Meet Safety Standards’
Following several oil train crashes, CEO William Furman says “modest but meaningful” fixes could immediately reduce the risk of a hazardous materials leak by up to 80 percent in derailments, Reuters reports.
Rep. Peter DeFazio (D-OR) has called for the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee to hold a hearing on freight rail safety, especially DOT-111 tank cars, in response to last week’s BNSF oil train derailment and fire in North Dakota. The train was using DOT-111 cars.
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