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Thursday, January 23, 2014

"Federal investigators are still studying the Dec. 30 crash, when the eastbound train carrying crude oil collided with a derailed westbound train carrying soybeans. More than a dozen oil cars caught fire and exploded, belching a plume of thick black smoke into the air that cast a long shadow over Casselton. The National Transportation Safety Board’s investigation won’t be done for a year or more, but it says up to 425,000 gallons of oil burned or spilled from 18 cars involved in the crash, making it among the worst crude-by-rail spills in U.S. history. In its preliminary report, the NTSB said the crash caused an estimated $6.1 million in damage. "

The headline is from Fargo area reporting, online here. Still waiting, more wait to come. Track upkeep is an ongoing local, state, and interstate concern.

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