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No Spill Reported After Train Cars Carrying Crude Derail Near New Orleans

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The New Orleans Fire Department says two train cars carrying crude oil have derailed in the city but no oil has spilled. The department said in a statement Sunday night that it received a report of the derailment around 6:15 p.m. The statement says two New Orleans Public Belt Railway cars […]

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Rupture-Prone Oil Trains Keep Rolling a Year After Quebec Crash

Crude Oil Train Derailment In Ontario, Canada Is Third Accident In Less Than A Month

By Jeffrey Hodgson TORONTO, March 7 (Reuters) – A Canadian National Railway Co train carrying crude oil derailed near the northern Ontario community of Gogama, with multiple cars on fire and some leaking oil into a waterway, the company said on Saturday. There were no injuries reported from the derailment, CN’s second in the region […]

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Train That Derailed in West Virginia Had Modern Tanker Cars Hailed as Safe

Incident near Mount Carbon ratchets up debate over rule changes that could call for expanded safeguards for crude-oil trains The crude-oil train that derailed and exploded in West Virginia on Monday consisted of modern tanker cars the rail industry has hailed as safe, ratcheting up the debate over proposed federal rules that could require even […]

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