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Train Accidents / Milwaukee, Pittsburgh / "Bomb Trains" #1083680

CNN Evening News for Thursday, May 14, 2015
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(Studio: Anderson Cooper) The Amtrak train carrying diesel fuel in Milwaukee that caught fire & the freight train that derailed in Pittsburgh noted; scenes shown.

(Philadelphia: Drew Griffin) How "bomb trains" carrying oil threaten US towns examined; scenes shown of accidents in Mt. Vernon, Quebec, Canada; West Virginia; oil train statistics cited. [Barrington, Illinois, village president Karen DARCH@- comments on the dangers from oil bomb trains.] [Former Pipelines & Hazardous Materials Administration administrator Brigham McCOWN@- says it is the railroad's problems.] The dangers of bad railroad tracks & the lack of government authority noted. [Assn. of American Railroads Patricia REILLY@- talks about the infrastructure.] The problems in routing oil trains discussed; scenes shown from Philadelphia of a passing oil train. The reasons why automated train control in on only one side of the Amtrak Washington-New York route discussed.

Reporter(s):
Cooper, Anderson;
Griffin, Drew
Duration:
00:08:20

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