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2015/03/04 20:38
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News on Tuesday that major U.S. airlines are no longer going to ship powerful lithium-ion batteries might lead some to fret about the safety of their personal electronic devices. Those people can...
2015/03/04 20:38
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2015/03/01 15:19
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Photo by AP PHOTO A tumble of tanker cars remains on the scene after a train carrying crude oil derailed and caused an explosion last month in West Virginia. The derailment and explosion of an oil...
2015/02/27 04:20
2015/02/27 04:20
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Defect detectors: Specialized track-side “hot box” detectors alongside crude oil routes measure the condition of tank car wheel bearings and identify potential problems before an incident...
2015/02/26 02:41
2015/02/26 02:41
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With one third of Buffalo's population living in a disaster evacuation zone, the local media's silence is deafening. They span over a mile long containing up to 140 tank cars and as much as 4.5...
2015/02/25 00:44
2015/02/25 00:44
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NEW YORK (CNNMoney) — America is awash in oil, but it has limited capacity to move the stuff around in a safe way. Last week’s train derailment and explosion in West Virginia is a stark reminder of...
2015/02/24 11:45
2015/02/24 11:45
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BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — The federal government predicts that trains hauling crude oil or ethanol will derail an average of 10 times a year over the next two decades, causing more than $4 billion in...
2015/02/22 08:57
2015/02/22 08:57
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J.B. Hunt Transport Services Inc. and other transportation companies have enjoyed success in persuading more customers to move freight from trucks to railways. Now, they want to make sure the...
2015/02/21 21:26
2015/02/21 21:26
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WILLIAMSON - Every day trains trailing long lines of tanker cars make their way through southern West Virginia. Seeing train tracks nearly every where you go in the region is so fairly common that...
2015/02/21 14:18
2015/02/21 14:18
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The derailment of a crude oil train in Fayette County Feb. 16 was a reminder of how the nation's rail network is taking business that normally would go to pipelines. Crude oil production in the...
2015/02/20 17:43
2015/02/20 17:43
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... - The rapid increase in U.S. oil production is creating a tug of war between energy companies and federal regulators. Both sides are working against the backdrop of train derailments that have...
2015/02/19 07:58
2015/02/19 07:58
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MOUNT CARBON, W.Va. (AP) -- The fiery derailment of a train carrying crude oil in West Virginia is one of three in the past year involving tank cars that already meet a higher safety standard than...
2015/02/18 17:44
2015/02/18 17:44
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Wednesday, February 18, 2015 - 10:51am The train derailment and explosion in West Virginia this week is a stark reminder of the dangers of transporting oil by rail. But it's probably not the last...
2015/02/17 12:53
2015/02/17 12:53
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WASHINGTON — The National Transportation Safety Board on Tuesday added railroad tank car upgrades to its list of “Most Wanted” safety improvements, reflecting a heightened awareness about problems in...
2015/02/08 14:51
2015/02/08 14:51
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The nation’s four major railroads are still carrying less freight than they were before the recession. But the last decade has been an exhilarating ride for them nonetheless — an era of growing...
2015/02/06 22:41
2015/02/06 22:41
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Saying it ignores vital safety issues, U.S. Rep. Elizabeth Esty, D-5th District., on Friday criticized the draft of a passenger rail bill that a Congressional committee issued this week. The proposal...
2015/02/06 17:51
2015/02/06 17:51
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Derailment A Reminder That Ethanol, Too, Moves By Rail Gas pump on Nov. 15, 2013 in Pembroke Pines, Fla. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images) The train derailment which spilled ethanol into the...
2015/02/05 03:34
2015/02/05 03:34
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REUTERSA car sits crushed into the front of a Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) Metro North Railroad commuter train near the town of Valhalla, New York, on February 3, 2015. Photo: Mike...
2015/02/04 12:51
2015/02/04 12:51
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New Yorker Sees Risk Of Terrorists Using Oil Trains Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney, D- N.Y. (Photo By Douglas Graham/CQ Roll Call) Could terrorists use one of the trains transporting flammable crude oil...
2015/02/01 07:44
2015/02/01 07:44
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FEDERAL CASES: The Supreme Court will decide on the legal question of whether or not it is constitutional to ban gay couples from marrying. The court has agreed to hear four cases on appeal from the...
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