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Pipeline and maritime transportation reportedly safer than rail

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World Pipelines,

With the sharp and largely unexpected increase in the long distance movement of domestically produced crude oil, ethanol and natural gas since 2005, a number of concerns have arisen about the safe transport of these hazardous materials, particularly in relation to railroad track defects, rural communities’ emergency response preparedness, and the older tank car designs that will continue to be used in multi-car unit trains, says a new report from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine.

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