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Chicago, suburbs tell U.S. to tighten crude-oil train rules

Warning that a crude-oil train derailment in the densely populated Chicago area could result in “unthinkable” devastation, city and suburban officials are calling for stricter rules on hazardous material shipments than the federal government has proposed.

“An incident in a heavily populated area of the city could potentially impact thousands of people in the immediate vicinity of a hazardous materials release or explosion,” the city said in documents filed with federal regulators…Please click here to read Richard Wronski’s story in the Tribune.

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