May 28, 2014 at 7:21 am
With more oil being transported by rail cities along those routes are taking a greater notice when it comes to safety. The east grand forks fire department regularly trains for emergency situations. In august a team of four leaves for a national training center in pueblo (co) to learn more about crude oil derailments. Fire chief gary larson says the city recently learned that b-n-s-f is studying alternative routes for oil trains and one could run from east grand forks to Duluth.
The federal government is looking to implement new safety standards for transporting oil by rail. Union pacific will reimburse the city for the three day training seminar.
knox / doug barrett