Don’t transport oil in rail cars built for corn syrup

…is the lesson of this informative interview from NPR's Fresh Air, which explains why it's risky to transport oil long distances in rail cars designed in the 1960s for non-flammable products. Forty-seven people were killed when flaming oil from a 2013 derailment in Canada engulfed an entire restaurant. Terrifying.

You can listen to the story (or read the transcript) here.

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