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Dalyrmple leads mock oil train disaster exercise

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BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Gov. Jack Dalrymple says he called on more than 150 officials to test and review the state’s emergency preparedness base on an oil train disaster in the state. Dalrymple participated in the four-hour exercise which required officials to respond to derailments and explosions of crude oil train cars in Bismarck and in Fargo. Related: ND may join ...

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Montana Says Oil-Train Details Not Confidential

By MATTHEW BROWN | Associated Press Montana officials said Wednesday they intend to release details next week on the frequency of oil trains passing through the state, despite efforts by railroads to keep the information from the public after a string of fiery accidents raised safety concerns. U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx last month ordered railroads to provide specifics on ...

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States balk at keeping oil train info from public

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By MATTHEW BROWN | Associated Press BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — U.S. railroads forced to turn over details of their volatile crude oil shipments are asking states to sign agreements not to disclose the information. But some states are refusing, saying Thursday that the information shouldn’t be kept from the public. Federal officials last month ordered railroads to make the disclosures ...

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U.S. calls for more oil train testing data from industry

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by Patrick Rucker (Reuters) – U.S. regulators need more data from the energy sector about oil train cargoes, a senior Department of Transportation official said on Wednesday, as officials work on how to move such freight more safely by rail after recent accidents. Specifically, regulators want individual test results that underpin an industry report on fuel from North Dakota’s Bakken ...

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