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More and more oil, some of it highly flammable crude from North Dakota’s Bakken region, is trundling on rail lines through the heart of Toronto in aged tank cars widely recognized as substandard. 647 more words
OMAHA, Neb. – Investor Warren Buffett says it’s clear that railroad tank cars carrying crude oil need to be updated because oil from certain regions has the potential to be more dangerous than previously thought. 93 more words
WASHINGTON (AP) — Rail tank cars being used to ship crude oil from North Dakota’s Bakken region are an “unacceptable public risk,” and even cars voluntarily upgraded by the industry may not be sufficient, a member of the National Transportation Safety Board said Wednesday. 261 more words
WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal regulators issued an emergency order Tuesday requiring tests of crude oil before shipment by rail to determine how susceptible the cargo is to explosion or fire, a response to a string of train accidents since last summer involving oil from the Bakken region of North Dakota and Montana. 567 more words
MONTREAL – In Saint-Henri, late at night on February 23, the usual train sounds gave way to a subdued short thud and insistent whistles.
A surprising I-don’t-know-what happened fewer than 100 metres from my house, a rumble at the end of my street that disturbed the life of my urban neighbourhood, whose heart beats to the rhythm of the passing trains. 453 more words