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But recently, Minneapolis emergency responders received training that included specific responses actions in crude oil disasters, Fruetel said. State responders have received similar training. Sandy Fielden, an analyst for RBN Energy of Houston who has closely tracked the crude-by-rail industry, said it’s too early to say what effect the Quebec catastrophe will have on the future of moving oil by rail.
“People are going to wait to find out a little bit more about exactly what happened,” he said.
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