Missouri government officials are monitoring the transportation of crude oil throughout the state.
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Missouri government officials are monitoring the transportation of crude oil throughout the state.

Date: September 24, 2014
By: Katie Hynes
State Capitol Bureau

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A Missouri lawmaker is not worried about hazardous crude oil transporting throughout 34 counties in Missouri.  
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Wrap: Representative Dave Hinson from eastern Missouri serves on the House Transportation committee and says the transportation of crude oil by train is perfectly safe. 

Actuality:  HINSON1.WAV
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Description: "The people who are raising concern, are trying to, look for a problem before it ever happens."

Hinson says the railway transportation of oil may help to reduce the cost of gas prices.

Senator Joe Keaveny from St. Louis City says moving oil throughout the state is important to Missouri, however not all of the freight cars were designed to carry crude oil.

Reporting from the state Capitol, I'm Katie Hynes.

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A Missouri lawmaker is pondering the potential trouble for trains transporting hazardous crude oil.
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Wrap: Senator Joe Keaveny from St. Louis City says the Consumer Protection Committee is struggling to find the best way to monitor and regulate the transportation of crude oil.

Keaveny says the movement of oil is beneficial, but Missouri has to find the proper way to do it.   

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Description: "Again some of these cars weren't essentially designed for carrying crude oil. They were desinged for carrying bulk chemicals."

BNSF and Union Pacific are the two corporations that transport crude oil in Missouri.

Union Pacific's Mark Davis says the company prevents accidents by investing billions into its infrastructure.

Reporting from the state Capitol, I'm Katie Hynes.      

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The Missouri Department of Transportation says it is taking steps to ensure safe railway conditions due to the transportation of hazardous crude oil.
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Wrap: MoDOT Administrator of Railroads Eric Curtit says they are working with the Federal Railroad Administration to ensure the safety of all railroads as crude oil is being transported across 34 counties in Missouri.

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Run Time:  00:14
Description: "We are always concerned with safety. It's our number one priority. One of the things related to crude that we did is when crude started, we made sure we knew where it was going, where it was shipped. We worked with the Federal Railroad Administration to inspect those tracks."

Senator Joe Keaveny from St. Louis City says the Consumer Protection Committee is struggling to find the best way to monitor and regulate the transportation of crude oil across the state. 

Reporting from the state Capitol, I'm Katie Hynes.  


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