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Thousands of Defects Found on Oil Train Routes

Government inspections of railroads that haul volatile crude oil across the United States have uncovered almost 24,000 safety defects, including problems similar to those blamed in derailments that triggered massive fires or oil spills in Oregon, Virginia, Montana and elsewhere, according to data obtained by The Associated Press. 13 more words

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Thousands of defects found on oil train routes, including in Oregon

Government inspections of railroads that haul volatile crude oil across the United States have uncovered almost 24,000 safety defects,

Source: Thousands of defects found on oil train routes, including in Oregon | OregonLive.com

The Oregonian

Labour NW: we did not block pro-RMT/rail safety motion

Last week the SKWAWKBOX featured an incident in a Merseyside CLP in which the Chair advised that a motion – in favour of guards on rail services locally and nationally for safety reasons – could… 310 more words

Training Needed

High in the mountains of southeastern B.C., the conductor of a 25,000-tonne Canadian Pacific Railway freight train pulling 2.5 kilometres of cars loaded with potash got a bad feeling. 137 more words

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Hull Remembers: Edward Booth Headstone Restored

Guest-blogger John Scotney reports on the work undertaken by the Friends of Hull General Cemetery, a small community group, to restore a local memorial to the victim of a tragic train crash, which spurred rail safety measures. 1,240 more words

Memorialisation

Our View: Stricter rules needed for oil trains in Oregon

Oil trains hauling crude through the Columbia Gorge and other parts of Oregon are an unfortunate fact of life, but that doesn’t mean the state shouldn’t demand better safety precautions from railroads transporting the volatile material. 45 more words

Oregon Legislature