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NY inspectors find defects in rail line used by oil trains

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Rail inspectors report examining 215 crude oil tank cars, 190 miles of track and 26 switches, finding four critical defects and 16 others in the latest round of New York inspections.

Targeted inspections began in 2014 following deadly derailments the year before in Canada and the U.S. and fires from volatile oil.

Inspectors examined cars at the CSX yard in Selkirk, south of Albany, and at the Canadian Pacific yard in Albany, and tracks in the Adirondacks, central New York and Hudson Valley.

The report shows four critical defects found along 29 miles of CSX mainline tracks between Rome and Syracuse. They were immediately repaired.

In related news, Report: Oil train safety violations should be prosecuted.

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