The United States and Canada developed the regulation amid a rise in shipments of oil by rail and after a series of fiery derailments, including one in Lac-Megantic, Quebec, that killed 47 people in July 2013.
The United States and Canada developed the regulation amid a rise in shipments of oil by rail and after a series of fiery derailments, including one in Lac-Megantic, Quebec, that killed 47 people in July 2013. File photo The Associated Press
The United States and Canada developed the regulation amid a rise in shipments of oil by rail and after a series of fiery derailments, including one in Lac-Megantic, Quebec, that killed 47 people in July 2013. File photo The Associated Press

New railcar standards for the transportation of flammable liquids will be announced Friday

April 30, 2015 01:16 PM