Growing Oil Train Traffic is Shrouded in Secrecy

Number 27414
Subject Oil
Source KUOW
State
Year 2015
Publication Date June 13, 2015
Summary Oil train traffic in the Northwest is on the rise, as more oil from the Bakken fields of North Dakota arrives at Washington refineries. But despite numerous incidents of oil trains catching fire and exploding around North America, the companies transporting that oil aren't sharing enough information with local and state emergency responders. Ashley Ahearn examined the consequences of that data gap and the risk to the public, and profiles citizens who are taking matters into their own hands and tracking the oil trains themselves.
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Keywords Oil; oil trains; fire; explosion; public safety; transportation
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