Derailed Oil Train in Ontario Was Within Speed Limit

February 23, 2015 9:49 PM

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Derailed Oil Train in Ontario Was Within Speed Limit

A train that derailed in northern Ontario just over a week ago—igniting and spilling more than 6,000 barrels of oil—was traveling at a restricted speed and carrying oil in structurally enhanced tank cars, Canadian investigators said Monday.

Initial findings on the accident from the Transportation Safety Board of Canada suggest it bore stark similarities to a fiery derailment that occurred days later in West Virginia. The findings are likely to add to concerns that recent regulatory steps to make the transport of oil by rail don’t go fa...

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