(Reuters) — New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Friday saod officials have launched inspections at state rail yards to protect people from potential accidents involving shipments of volatile crude oil from the Bakken oil fields in North Dakota.
Federal and state officials inspected two rail yards on Thursday, one in Albany. N.Y., owned by Canadian Pacific Railway Ltd., and the other in Buffalo, N.Y., owned by CSX Corp., Gov. Cuomo's office said.
Rail cars laden with Bakken crude have been involved in a slew of recent fiery derailments.