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More oil spilled from trains in 2013 than in previous 4 decades, federal data show

More oil spilled from trains in 2013 than in previous 4 decades, federal data show

WASHINGTON — More crude oil was spilled in U.S. rail incidents last year than was spilled in the nearly four decades since the federal government began collecting data on such spills, an analysis of the data shows.

January 20, 2014 4:50 pmLoading…
Trains carrying more oil cross-country amid boom

Trains carrying more oil cross-country amid boom

Energy companies behind the oil boom on the Northern Plains are increasingly turning to an industrial-age workhorse — the locomotive — to move their crude to refineries across the U.S., as plans for new pipelines stall and existing lines can't keep up with demand.

December 28, 2012 5:05 pm Photos

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TSA defends pat-down of 4-year-old at Kansas airport; Tester seeks more info

TSA defends pat-down of 4-year-old at Kansas airport; Tester seeks more info

WICHITA, Kan. — The grandmother of a 4-year-old girl who became hysterical during a security screening at a Kansas airport said Wednesday that the child was forced to undergo a pat-down after hugging her, with security agents yelling and calling the crying girl an uncooperative suspect.

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