Volume 92 Issue 2 | p. 8 | News of The Week
Issue Date: January 13, 2014 | Web Date: January 10, 2014

Safer Shipping Of Oil By Tank Cars

Rail Safety: New York’s Sen. Schumer seeks action on railcars prone to rupture in derailments
Department: Government & Policy
News Channels: Environmental SCENE
Keywords: crude oil, freight rail, tank cars, Charles Schumer

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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