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Published January 07, 2014, 08:28 PM

Heitkamp met with rail experts with NTSB to discuss Casselton train derailment investigation

U.S. Senator Heidi Heitkamp met with a leading rail expert with the National Transportation Safety Board Tuesday to discuss the Casselton train derailment investigation.

U.S. Senator Heidi Heitkamp met with a leading rail expert with the National Transportation Safety Board Tuesday to discuss the Casselton train derailment investigation.

Heitkamp received an update on the status of the investigation and discussed the preliminary findings with Rob Hall, Director of NTSB's Railroad, Pipeline, and Hazardous Material Investigations.

Immediately following the crash near Casselton, NTSB officials arrived on the scene to begin the investigation of the crash. The results of its investigation, which will likely take place over the course of the next 12 months, may result in important changes to freight rail transportation policies.

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