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January 2, 2014 4:05 PM

Despite reports, response slow to danger of oil fires on rail tankers

Fiery train crashes as far back as 2006 have highlighted a safety issue that’s growing with the U.S. energy boom. But little has been done to improve the safety of tens of thousands of railroad tank cars that have been pressed into service in recent years to haul large quantities of crude oil and ethanol.

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