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  • EPA: No chemicals detected in air near oil train fire

    EPA: No chemicals detected in air near oil train fire
    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency says no chemicals have been detected in the air near an oil train that derailed and burst into flames in western Illinois.
  • Illinois oil train derailment involved safer tank cars

    The rail cars that split open and burst into flames during a western Illinois oil train derailment this week had been retrofitted with protective shields to meet a higher safety standard than federal law requires, according to railroad officials. The...

    Suburban leaders concerned about rail safety following Galena derailment

    Suburban leaders concerned about rail safety following Galena derailment
    Aurora Mayor Tom Weisner said Thursday's rail tanker derailment near Galena is another episode in a series of accidents involving crude oil tankers that he fears will happen with increasing frequency unless something is done to change federal rules...

    Baltimore's new economy meets its old one in Port Covington

    Baltimore's new economy meets its old one in Port Covington
    Fifteen years after the city approved a plan to build a Wal-Mart in Port Covington, beside deep-water berths and close to Interstate 95, the decision still rankles those who would reserve the waterfront for marine industries. With its mostly open...

    Durbin calling for tougher tank cars

    U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin is calling for tougher rail tank cars in the wake of a derailment near Galena, Illinois of a BNSF Railway freight train transporting North Dakota crude oil. In a statement, Durbin said the rising number of train derailments across...