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Wed Feb 12, 2014 03:04 PM CST

OAKHURST, N.J. (DTN) -- The Railway Supply Institute Committee on Tank Cars on Wednesday called on the U.S. Department of Transportation to consider several new safety measures for tank cars carrying crude oil and ethanol.

In a letter to DOT Secretary Anthony R. Foxx, the committee proposed additional safety requirements on newly manufactured railway tank cars, a prohibition on placing additional legacy tank cars into crude oil and ethanol service and prioritization of the modification of existing legacy crude oil and ethanol tank cars.

According to the institute, the call comes after three years of waiting for the government to ...

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