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Rail cars are loaded with crude oil on Feb. 8, 2012, at the Casper Logistics Hub located north of Casper-Natrona County International Airport in Casper, Wyo. (AP Photo/Casper Star-Tribune, Alan Rogers)

NTSB: Oil train crash risks 'major loss of life'

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By Joan Lowy

WASHINGTON (AP) — Warning that a "major loss of life" could result from an accident involving the increasing use of trains to transport large amounts of crude oil, U.S. and Canadian accident investigators urged their governments Thursday to impose new safety rules.


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