Regulations Involving Crude Oil Shipments on Trains

By: WHSV Newsroom
By: WHSV Newsroom
The U.S. Department of Transportation telling railroads to tell state emergency management teams of shipments involving crude oil by trains, similar to the one which ran off the tracks in Lynchburg recently.

Courtesy: WSET

Lynchburg The U.S. Department of Transportation telling railroads to tell state emergency management teams of shipments involving crude oil by trains, similar to the one which ran off the tracks in Lynchburg recently.

According to the Richmond Times Dispatch, the department issuing the emergency regulations for trains carrying at least 1 million gallons of crude oil. The department also issuing a safety advisory to railroads to use a newer, safer type of tanker car to transport crude oil.

This coming after Virginia's United States Senators Mark Warner and Tim Kaine called for new regulations about these trains and the shipment of crude oil.


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