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Recent Derailment Comes on Heels of DOT Push for Safer Cars

A CSX train carrying North Dakota crude derailed in West Virginia on Monday with as many as nine or ten cars erupting in flames, click here for more information. Reportedly, no one was injured but one of the tank cars may have ended up in the Kanawha River. Unlike many prior crude derailments, CSX reported that all of the tank cars were newer model CPC 1232 cars, as opposed to the older DOT-111s that have been in the news lately. This derailment comes on the heels of a report that the Department of Transportation has recommended crude oil tank cars be reinforced and advanced braking systems installed to prevent explosive derailments. For more information, please click here.