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Transport Mishaps Continue as Canadian Crude Train Derails

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   |    Thursday,January 09,2014

A Canadian National Railway train derailed on Tuesday, January 7 in Northwest New Brunswick, loaded with propane and crude oil, according to a report from The Daily Mail. 

This is the latest in a series of train accidents putting crude by rail business under scrutiny in North America.  A similar derailment occured recently in North Dakota.  The train was headed from Toronto to Moncton, New Brunswick. 

The rapid growth of oil production in the U.S. and Canada has outpaced pipeline capacity, prompting a move to crude by rail transport of oil.  Tighter regulations on this transport may be called for in light of such public incidents.

There have been five major accidents in the past year involving crude by rail transport, including an incident in Quebec where 47 deaths occurred. 

Other recent incidents include:


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