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Trains that collided were heading for Missouri & Oregon

January 4, 2014

What were the destinations of the trains carrying grain and crude oil that collided Monday just west of Casselton? Amy McBeth, of Minneapolis, BNSF public relations director for this region, said th......

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Jan-04-14 6:06 PM

Forty-seven people were killed in the July disaster when the unattended train rolled away and derailed in the town of Lac-Megantic near the Maine border and several of its oil cars exploded. The downtown was destroyed.

The train's shipment of North Dakota oil was mislabeled as a "Group 3" flammable liquid, when it should have been given a more explosive "Group 2" classification, the Canadian transportation safety board's chief investigator, Donald Ross, said.

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Jan-04-14 5:49 PM

They definitely shouldn't be transporting something as volatile a Bakken crude through the city limits...if this had happened in the city it would cause thousands dead and injured, unlike the 2001 anhydrous train which only had 1 fatality.

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Jan-04-14 5:37 PM

I hope this is the beginning of the end for the oil boom.

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