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Leaders Meeting Saturday About Rail Safety

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  • Train Derailments Inspire Safety Discussion

    Train Derailments Inspire Safety Discussion

    Oil-transporting train derailments like that of Casselton, North Dakota inspired the nation's major freight railroads, transportation and energy leaders to meet Jan. 16 to discuss safely transporting hazardous
    Oil-transporting train derailments like that of Casselton, North Dakota inspired the nation's major freight railroads, transportation and energy leaders to meet Jan. 16 to discuss safely transporting hazardous

North Dakota political leaders are holding a meeting in Casselton Saturday to give an update on what's being done to prevent another train crash and derailment.

U.S. Senators John Hoeven and Heidi Heitkamp and Congressman Kevin Cramer have been working to raise industry standards on railway safety. The group has come up with a list of changes to minimize the risk of derailments, fires and explosions.

Recommendations include asking railroads to evaluate speed limits and routes, testing Bakken oil to ensure it's shipped in proper containers and developing training programs for First Responders.

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