Issue Date: January 13, 2014 | Web Date: January 10, 2014
Safer Shipping Of Oil By Tank Cars
Sen. Charles E. Schumer (D-N.Y.) is calling on the Department of Transportation (DOT) to require shippers to retrofit or phase out a type of rail tank car that is widely used to transport crude oil and other hazardous liquids. The DOT-111 model car has been involved in a spate of fiery derailments over the past six months.
“There are serious safety concerns about the railcars that carry this . . .
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