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Oil spill cleanup continues at derailed freight train site, CN investigating

July 4, 2017 The Associated Press

PLAINFIELD, Ill. – The effort to clean up 40,000 gallons of crude oil continues south of Chicago where a freight train derailed last week. Canadian National Railway spokesman Patrick Waldron said Monday the company is investigating the cause and circumstances

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CN to spend $500 million on technology with eye on driverless truck threat

June 14, 2017 Ross Marowits - THE CANADIAN PRESS

MONTREAL – Canadian National Railway says it will spend $500 million over the next five years on technology to improve its safety, efficiency and competitive edge, partly in response to the potential threat posed by driverless trucks. CEO Luc Jobin

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TSB reiterates call for ‘more robust tank cars’ on freight trains hauling flammable liquids

May 30, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

The Transportation Safety Board of Canada is reiterating its call for railways to ship flammable liquids in “more robust tank cars” after an accident near Edmonton that resulted in the spill of more than 80,000 litres of flammable styrene monomer.

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Transport Canada urged to ‘identify appropriate mitigating strategies’ to reduce severity of derailments involving dangerous goods

February 17, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

The federal transport department should study the factors involved in severity of train derailments involving dangerous goods, Transportation Safety Board of Canada said Thursday. TSB – a separate organization from Transport Canada that investigates rail, aviation, marine and pipeline incidents

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Transportation Safety Board reiterates warning of risk of unstable aircraft approaches

January 10, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

Unstable approaches of airplanes before landing at airports was a factor in two investigation reports released this week by the Transportation Safety Board of Canada. TSB – which is independent of Transport Canada – released Tuesday an investigation report into

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TSB finds ‘absence of thermal protection’ in flammable liquid tank car contributed to fire after Saskatchewan freight train derailment

November 18, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

Transportation Safety Board of Canada is warning of a “continued risk” of flammable liquid spills, when tank cars derail, if new standards recommended in 2014 are not “fully implemented in a timely manner.”TSB released Wednesday a report into an investigation