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An oil tank car head is shown from the remaining wreckage of the derailment and fire that occurred near Casselton, N.D., on Dec. 30. Including the estimated 450,000 gallons released in the Casselton collision, about 1.2 million gallons of crude oil burned or spilled on our nation’s railroads in 2013. David Samson/The Forum

High-profile train derailments have prompted closer review and scrutiny of safety standards

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By Kyle Potter, Forum News Service


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