Newer rail tankers likely to reduce oil spills, fires in derailments — once more are built

Train-Fire-thumbShippers, refiners and railroads are moving to replace older rail tankers with ones built to a higher safety standard, which experts say will reduce the number of spills and fires in derailments. But there is a big backlog of orders, and the Association of American Railroads says fewer than a quarter of oil tank cars on the rails right now meet that stronger standard. WLNI’s Evan Jones has the story.

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