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Railroad Companies Don't Want to Disclose Where — and When — Their 'Bomb Trains' Are Traveling

The US Federal Railroad Administration will continue to require companies to inform emergency responders about oil-by-rail shipments — But the industry says it's a security risk to disclose the information to the public.
Aaron Cantú
7.24.15
environment

The US Government Announced New Rules for 'Bomb Trains' — and No One's Happy

Despite a string of sometimes deadly explosions, the US Department of Transportation will allow the rail industry to transport crude oil in aging tanker cars for another two years.
Laura Dattaro
5.5.15
environment

String of ‘Bomb Train’ Explosions in the US and Canada Casts Doubt On Proposed Safety Upgrades

The US Department of Transportation has proposed a phase-out of dangerous DOT-111 tanker cars but the new model that will take their place has been involved in a series of explosions over the past month.
Peter Rugh
3.11.15
environment

Government Warns 'Bomb Trains' Could Cause Hundreds of Deaths and Billions of Dollars in Damages

The US Department of Transportation predicts 207 total derailments by 2034, including 10 “higher consequence events” causing significant damage and potential fatalities.
Laura Dattaro
2.24.15
environment

New Safety Rules for 'Bomb Trains' Under White House Review

The review is essentially the last step in the regulatory process, and environmental groups are worried that the rules remain insufficient for preventing potentially catastrophic accidents.
Laura Dattaro
2.9.15