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As Tank Cars Roll Through, Texas Towns Prepare for Accidents

Dave Fehling

Rail cars passing through Rosenberg, Texas.
The Federal Railroad Administration is now investigating how safe it is to move crude oil in tank cars. You may have seen them as you waited at a railroad crossing: one after another, shiny, new black tankers. StateImpact reporter Dave Fehling wants to know if communities are prepared to deal with an accident.
That's one of our major concerns ... being able to suppress the vapors if there was a fire. And we identified that as a high risk.”

—Darrell Himly, assistant fire chief of Rosenberg

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Dave Fehling

Energy & Environment Reporter for StateImpact

Dave Fehling is KUHF's Energy and Environment Reporter. His reporting is a part of StateImpact, a collaboration with KUT in Austin and NPR...