Gradual phase-out of older oil cars not good enough: Canada
OTTAWA Jan 23 (Reuters) - Canada's Transportation Safety Board on Thursday said rail companies should quickly phase out the kinds of older oil tanker cars that were involved in a fatal disaster last year in Quebec.
"The rail industry is moving to a new standard and that's a good thing but a long and drawn out phase out of older model cars simply isn't good enough," TSB chair Wendy Tadros told a news conference.
She spoke shortly after the TSB recommended tougher standards on all DOT-111 tanker cars, not just the new ones.
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