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NTSB: Oil Cars Used For Bakken Rail Shipments Are "Unacceptable"

NTSB: Oil Cars Used For Bakken Rail Shipments Are "Unacceptable"

There doesn’t seem to be a timeline for tougher federal rules for cars used in oil-by-rail shipments, but a member of the National Transportation Safety Board told a House subcommittee hearing on rail safety today that the current cars are “unacceptable.” National Transportation Safety Board member Robert Sumwalt told a House subcommittee Wednesday that the

NTSB Report Implicates Oil Cars In Casselton Derailment

The initial report from the National Transportation Safety Board is out regarding the explosive train derailment near Casselton. The full report is below, but here are a few facts: The derailment spilled roughly 400,000 gallons of oil. That’s about 12,698 barrels which is a little more than half the size of the Tesoro oil pipeline

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