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DC Metro board calls failure to fix bad track ‘unacceptable’ (access required)

WASHINGTON  — Metro’s board of directors says the failure to repair a track problem that led to a derailment represents “a breakdown of the organization’s chain of command” and “an unforgivable breach of safety.” Metro’s general manager announced on Wednesday ...

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Derailments deepen fear of oil train disaster

Four trains hauling crude oil have derailed in the U.S. and Canada since mid-February, rupturing tank cars, spilling their contents, polluting waterways and igniting spectacular fires that burned for days.

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