August 8, 2013 5:16 PM

Trains channel new U.S. oil boom, adding new hazard potential

Until June’s deadly derailment of a crude-oil train in Quebec, pipelines dominated the debate about moving oil. But rail shipments of North American crude oil already have matched what the controversial Keystone XL pipeline was proposed to carry, and more is on the way. The growth in oil shipments has sparked safety concerns.

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