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States, feds keep train-derailment reports from public

Posted By Administration, Friday, January 22, 2016

Information that state and federal government agencies collect about train derailments is hard to find. Huge amounts of data about collisions, derailments and other accidents that happen along railroads in the United States are collected every year. However, some of it is compiled by the industry and distributed directly to the public upon request. Additionally, some is buried in databases that government officials are slow to release, if at all (The Columbus Dispatch). 

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