U.S. Transportation Department makes railroads shipment of crude oil safer today. This is after a multiple explosions involving crude oil resulted in many deadly accidents. The Department of Transportation is meeting today to change all of that. Putting into order new regulations designed to help regulate the safely of transporting crude oils in the United States.
TRAIN EXPLOSION HD : Two Train Derailment Causes Fiery Destruction In Casselton, ND
(Video via: YouTube / user Milly s) – Published on Dec 30, 2013 – Raw_Firey Video of North Dakota Train Derailment
Making RailRoads Safer
U.S. Transportation Department regarding the railroads safety says that all railroads must slow down when passing through any major city. Next, is to increase track inspection and emergency response programs. This is a serious issue with these trains holding millions of gallons of oil. There needs to be more precautions when transporting crude oil.
Edward Hamberger, president of the railroad association said today “We share the Administration’s vision for making a safe rail network even safer, and have worked together to swiftly pinpoint new operating practices that enhance the safety of moving crude oil by rail.“
Still the U.S. Transportation Department has not yet addressed the problems with transporting ethanol and flaws in many of the tank cars that carry these resources. Ethanol has also seen big problems when it comes to transporting it from station to station. They are looking at new ways, and more strict rules and regulations on how these resources are handled.
The Price of these accidents are costly , and loosing the resource puts a big dent in the U.S. Transportation Department’s wallet. This is a big problem that needs to be faced soon, before there is another life lost. These kinds of accidents have increased dramatically over the last five years.
U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx said “Safety is our top priority, and we have a shared responsibility to make sure crude oil is transported safely from origin to destination…“