Derailment, explosion in ND raises rail safety concerns

Jan 03, 2014 | 10:38 AM | Corinna Petry

Tags  National Transportation Safety Board, BNSF Railway, oil tankers, derailment, rail cars, Robert Sumwalt, Peter DeFazio, corinna petry

CHICAGO — Safety investigators have made progress in their probe of a crude oil train derailment that led to a massive explosion and fire just outside a small North Dakota town Dec. 30 (, Dec. 31).

One key legislator has begun talking about what more can to be done to safeguard the public.

BNSF Railway Co. opened both affected tracks Jan. 2, but notified customers that they may experience delays of 24 to 36 hours on shipments moving through the corridor between Casselton and Fargo, N.D.....

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