New reports indicate extreme risk of oil tank cars

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More oil has spilled from tank car trains in 2013 than in the previous 40 years combined.

More than 25 million Americans live within a one-mile blast and evacuation zone of a potential oil train fire.

The new report, "Deadly Crossing: Neglected Bridges & Exploding Oil Trains," examines how increased traffic is stressing and degrading the nation's rail infrastructure.

While Riverkeeper inspectors may not be engineers, the railroad owners inspecting their own bridges may not be much better.

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