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CSX: 20-35 oil trains weekly cross 17 NY counties

Created: 07/15/2014 7:57 PM WHEC.com
By: Associated Press

CSX Transportation says it hauls an average of 20 to 35 trains a week loaded with crude oil from North Dakota's Bakken region across 17 upstate New York counties en route to coastal refineries.

Canadian Pacific says it hauls an average of five to nine crude oil trains a week through five counties from the Canadian border to Schoharie County.

The information was released to The Associated Press Tuesday by the state Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Services in response to a Freedom of Information Law request.

The U.S. Department of Transportation in May ordered railroads to give state officials specifics on oil train routes so emergency responders can better prepare for accidents.

New York officials declined requests from CSX and Canadian Pacific to avoid public disclosure of the information.





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