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Record Railroad-Related Crude-Oil Spills in 2013

Thirty percent more crude was spilled from US rail cars in 2013 than in the nearly four previous decades combined, according to US Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration data. An analysis of the data by the Washington Post found railroads spilled 800,000 gallons of crude oil between 1975 and … Read more »

Some 80,000 Oil Train Cars ‘Don’t Meet Safety Standards’

About 80,000 rail cars don’t meet safety standards and need to be updated or replaced, according to the head of railcar maker The Greenbriar Companies. 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 … Read more »

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