Railroads must warn states before oil transport

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WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) – The U.S. Department of Transportation said railroads must now warn states before transporting large amounts of crude oil through their area.

The order comes after a series of train explosions involving crude oil. The department said the order is meant to help first responders prepare for potential derailments and to encourage the use of newer transportation cars.

News 18 recently dug into what trains are carrying through Greater Lafayette. Check out our report on “What’s Riding the Rails.”

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