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US, Canada unveil rules targeting oil train safety

WASHINGTON - Rail tank cars used to transport crude oil and many...this year.Under the rules, new tank cars carrying the most volatile liquids...more than 16,000 of the oldest tank cars, known as DOT-111s, would have...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-05-01/us-canada-unveil-rules-tar
Tanks from derailed oil cars are still burning in West Virginia

...drinking water and electricity when 19 tank cars slammed into each other and caught...leaks and other oil releases from tank cars are up as well, from 12 in 2008...along the same route where three tank cars plunged into the James River in Lynchburg...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/2015-02-17/tanks-derailed-oil-cars-are-still-b
Officials predict minimal environmental impact in Allendale train wreck

...derailed Jan. 27.The accident, which happened about 2:20 a.m. when the train entered a side track and struck tank cars near an industrial plant, resulted in the derailment of two locomotives and the release of more than 19,000 gallons...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2015-02-10/officials-predict-minimal-en
Allendale County train wreck leaked acid

...to Atlanta derailed near Archroma, a Martin, S.C., industrial plant, and collided with standing tank cars in a rail siding."A tank car containing hydrochloric acid, commonly used in many industrial processes, was breached and released...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2015-01-28/allendale-county-train-wreck-
Oil prices could cut into ethanol profits, but demand strong with federal biofuel mandate

...much of the oil from that region is shipped in railroad tank cars, making it more expensive for ethanol companies to lease tank cars."There are a lot of pieces in the equation, and I...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-01-11/oil-prices-could-cut-ethan
Railroad industry fights to shape safety rules

...and lobbyists from the railroads, tank car manufacturers and the oil, ethanol...for tougher safety standards for tank cars than the current, voluntary standards...typically don't own or lease tank cars and so wouldn't have to buy new...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-07-13/influence-game-shaping-rai
Graniteville church to celebrate recovery since 2005 train wreck

...and onto an industry track, according to a National Transportation Safety Board accident report.The crash caused a tank car containing chlorine to leak, and the train engineer and eight other people died as a result of chlorine gas inhalation...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2014-01-03/graniteville-church-celebrate
Warning issued about oil shipped from North Dakota, Montana

...Given that oil is typically shipped in the same type of tank car no matter its volatility, Larry Bierlein, an attorney...announcement. Flaws that render the most commonly used tank cars prone to rupture have been known for more than two decades...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-01-02/warning-issued-about-oil-s
NTSB: Oil train crash risks 'major loss of life'

...regulators on new requirements to improve the safety of tank cars used to transport oil. The safety board called for changes in the DOT-111 tank cars, which are used for a variety of flammable liquids...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-01-23/ntsb-oil-train-crash-risks
Ninth victim found dead

...was discovered on the right side of the leaking chlorine tank car, and she said there might be another puncture on the tank's...also cleared debris from two buried and damaged chlorine tank cars that aren't leaking, moved empty tanker cars in place...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2005-01-09/ninth-victim-found-dead