Virginia takes steps in hopes of limiting future hazardous cargo derailments

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A state task force created after the fiery Lynchburg oil train derailment one year ago has released its initial report and recommendations. Among other things, the Virginia Railroad Safety and  Security Task Force recommends increased state inspections of tracks carrying crude oil and other hazardous materials — and requiring railroads and federal regulators to share all safety-related information. WLNI’s Evan Jones has the story.

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