|  Clifton Linton

UP Agrees to Boost Track Inspections, Maintenance Following June Crude-oil Train Derailment, Fire

The Union Pacific Railroad will step up inspections of track and increase maintenance and training following a derailment of a crude-oil train on June 3 in Mosier, Oregon. The Associated Press reported on Dec. 23 the railroad reached an agreement with the Federal Railroad Administration on the safety improvements. The report said the FRA found more than 800 potential safety violations by the railroad, as the regulator conducted a two-year review of the tracks used to haul crude oil. On June 3, 16 tank cars carrying crude oil derailed and caught fire in Mosier, Oregon. The FRA said better inspections by the railroad would have discovered the broken track ...

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