Closter council backs safety policy for oil transport

August 7, 2015

oil-train-railCLOSTER – The governing body offered its support for establishing rail safety measures tied to transporting crude oil on DOT-111 rail cars through Bergen County.

Rail safety has recently become an increasingly significant issue among residents and local governments.

As the transportation of highly-flammable Bakken crude oil through the county increases – a reported 7-million gallons per day – so are safety concerns.

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