Personnel Inspecting Breached Tank Car by National Transportation Safety Board (Used with permission.)

Oil rail cars transporting hazardous and volatile liquids put the public at risk every day. These rail cars are prone to puncture on impact, which often leads to disastrous oil spills, derailments, and explosions. In this series, Sightline investigates rail car safety standards and proposes improvements that will protect the public and the land from catastrophic damage.

Oil Rail Car Safety Standards articles