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Canadian review urges more be done on crude-by-rail safety

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VANCOUVER - A Canadian government-backed review of the type of rail car involved in last year's deadly Lac-Megantic crash found that industry, regulators and shippers could do more to ensure the safety of the cars that carry crude across North America.

The report, made public by Transport Canada late on Friday, also said that older model DOT-111 cars should be retrofitted or retired over the longer-term, and recommended a feasibility study on how those retrofits could be performed.

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