BNSF makes oil-train safety commitments

April 1, 2015 11:35 AM

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North Dakota oil-trains will be safer, industry and state leaders say.

Starting Wednesday, the rail company will require trains hauling crude oil reduce their speeds in communities with more than 100,000 residents and work to remove all rail cars designated DOT-111 from service within a year and phase in newer CPC 1232 models.

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