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Md. lawmakers call for crude oil risk assessment, more railroad transparency
Md. lawmakers call for crude oil risk assessment, more railroad transparency

State lawmakers concerned about increasingly common rail shipments of crude oil through Maryland are calling for the state to conduct a full assessment of the risks and for railroads to be more transparent about their operations. Both CSX Transportation and Norfolk Southern bring trainloads of crude oil into the state, including to a barge terminal in South Baltimore's Fairfield area and through Cecil County en route to refineries in Delaware. Legislation filed last week in Annapolis — just days before a CSX crude oil train derailed and exploded in West Virginia — would require the state's health and environment departments to establish statewide accident...

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