The Canadian Government is Blowing Up Bomb Trains for Practice
Years after the Lac-Mégantic? disaster, the Canadian government is only just beginning to do the hard work of making sure that rail transportation of oil is safe.
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.
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.
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.