29 Apr '14, 10am

Canada orders dangerous oil cars off its railways via @grist Great work @Opflexinventor @WaterDefen…

Canada orders dangerous oil cars off its railways via @grist Great work @Opflexinventor @WaterDefen…

About 5,000 DOT-111 tanker cars are to be removed from Canadian railways within 30 days. Another 65,000 DOT-111 cars must be removed or retrofitted within three years, a timeframe rail industry experts are calling “ambitious.” The measures didn’t fully satisfy [New Democratic Party] leader Tom Muclair. “What happens in the meantime in all those communities where this very dangerous material is being transported today?” he asked. “You can’t tell us you know that they’re dangerous and yet you’re going to continue to allow them to roll through these communities.” [Transport Minister Lisa] Raitt said, however, that the DOT-111 cars are just one of several risk factors contributing to rail crashes. “There’s not just one aspect in mitigating risks, there’s many.”… Effective immediately, Transport Canada will conduct risk assessments of routes where dangerous goods are transporte...

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