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ND lawmakers updated on cleanup of more than 400,000 gallons of oil from Casselton derailment, crash

By: Mike Nowatzki, Forum News Service, INFORUM BISMARCK – Lawmakers were updated Tuesday on the cleanup of more than 400,000 gallons of oil that spilled Dec. 30 near Casselton when a BNSF train carrying soybeans derailed and was struck by an oncoming train hauling crude oil. Dave Glatt, the North Dakota Department of Health’s environmental section chief, briefed the Legislature’s interim ...

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Congress to investigate rail safety


By: Don Davis, Forum News Service, INFORUM WASHINGTON – The U.S. House and Senate plan separate hearings on railroad safety after a series of derailments produced a flood of safety concerns. A Senate committee plans a Thursday hearing, while one in the House will be Feb. 26. Trains hauling crude oil from western North Dakota have been involved in a variety ...

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Canada looks to require emergency response plans for oil by rail


By Randall Palmer OTTAWA Dec 13 (Reuters) – Canada is looking at classifying crude oil as a higher-risk dangerous good requiring emergency response plans for shipping by rail following a train accident that leveled the heart of a Quebec town in July, a government official said on Friday. The federal government’s transport department will draft proposed regulations in February to ...

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$220 Million investment in ND Rail capacity by BNSF

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FORT WORTH, Texas–(BUSINESS WIRE)– BNSF Railway Company (BNSF) plans to invest an estimated $220 million to improve and expand rail capacity in North Dakota this year. BNSF’s 2013 capacity enhancement projects in North Dakota include constructing three new sidings west of Minot near Manitou, Tioga, and Palermo; extending the sidings near Glen Ullin and Hillsboro; improvements to six sidings between ...

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