• Shumlin: Rail safety something to 'look at'
    July 18,2013
     

    The Associated Press

    MONTPELIER - Vermont Gov. Peter Shumlin says that following the rail disaster in Quebec, the state's tracking of what travels through Vermont by train is "certainly something we should look at."

    Vermont currently has no routine inspections for tracks, leaving that to the Federal Railroad Administration. It also does not track the type of cargo that is shipped through the state.

    Questions about rail safety have come to the fore since a July 6 accident in which a train carrying oil derailed and barreled into the town of Lac-Megantic, Quebec. At least five of the train's cars exploded and officials say 50 people were killed.

    Shumlin says rail is important to Vermont's economy, but the state has a duty to ensure public safety.

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