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Oil train fire drill met with skepticism

Critics argue little can be done in case of accident

Firefighters spray fire suppressant foam to douse flames on a tanker truck in a simulated oil-spill fire during a drill Wednesday in Albany.
Firefighters spray fire suppressant foam to douse flames on a tanker truck in a simulated oil-spill fire during a drill Wednesday in Albany.
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While the Cuomo administration steps up firefighter training in preparation for any potential oil train disaster, at least one community group is skeptical the effort will protect residents near rail lines from crude oil explosions and fires. Albany firefighters Wednesday hosed foam on propane-fueled flames shooting from a tanker rigged as a training prop behind the city’s trash recycling plant, as part of a two-day emergency preparedness exercise. James Cable of the state Division of ...


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