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Trains Carry More Than A Million Gallons Of Oil Across Ohio Weekly

More than a dozen trains carrying over 1 million gallons of crude oil cross Ohio every week. State officials have released the information to the Associated Press after earlier refusing to disclose it. Federal transportation officials last spring ordered the railroads to notify states about trains carrying at least 1 million gallons of crude oil. CSX says it hauls 15 to 30 trains a week across some counties and 1 to 5 trains a week in others. Norfolk Southern operates 1 to 14 trains a week across 19 counties. Canadian Pacific hauls three trains a week across northwest Ohio. The crude oil trains are being scrutinized after several derailments.

Jim has been with WCBE since 1996. Before that he worked as a reporter at another Columbus radio station, and for three newspapers in Southwest Florida.