Derailment after derailment. They just keep happening.
Since early February, there have been at least four train derailments in North America carrying crude from North Dakota’s Bakken Shale. These accidents have sparked increased calls from citizens, the rail industry and lawmakers for the federal government to increase safety regulations.
To keep up with these incidents, PublicSource will provide a roundup of stories every week.
Federal regulators order companies to slow trains down through major cities, according to McClatchy .
Canada follows U.S. by ordering trains to slow down in urban areas, according to The Wall Street Journal.
84 defects were found after state and federal checks on oil trains and tank cars in New York state, according to The Albany Times Union.
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