Volume 92 Issue 18 | p. 8 | News of The Week
Issue Date: May 5, 2014 | Web Date: May 2, 2014

Canada Orders Safer Rail Tankers

Transportation: Older tank cars used to ship crude oil will be phased out within three years
Department: Government & Policy | Collection: Safety
Keywords: Canada, rail tank cars, DOT-111, crude oil, ethanol

The Canadian government has issued new rules that will force railroads and hazardous cargo shippers to phase out within three years the type of puncture-prone, older-model tank car that was involved in last summer’s deadly train crash in Quebec.

Under the rules, up to 65,000 DOT-111 tank cars currently in service throughout North America will be banned from carrying oil, ethanol, and other flammable liquids on tracks in Canada on May 1, 2017. The tankers . . .

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