Volume 92 Issue 4 | p. 7 | News of The Week
Issue Date: January 27, 2014 | Web Date: January 24, 2014

Rail, Oil Industries Consider New Safety Measures

Immediate steps and long-term plans aim to improve rail transportation of crude oil
Department: Government & Policy | Collection: Safety
News Channels: Environmental SCENE
Keywords: railroads, trains, tank cars, oil industry, rerouting

Top officials from the railroad and oil industries have agreed to take immediate steps to improve the safety of freight trains hauling crude oil after a spate of fiery crashes in recent months.

Railroad companies will examine the feasibility of rerouting oil trains away from highly populated cities and analyze where trains can be slowed down to reduce the potential for derailments.

Also, petroleum producers will share information with federal regulators on the content of . . .

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