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The oil cars that derailed and exploded near Casselton, N.D., were approximately 5/8 inches thick. David Samson / The Forum

Oil-by-rail brings old risks, new worries

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CASSELTON, N.D. – Maggie Heller watched black smoke drift over her Leonard home a month ago, 20 miles south from where more than a dozen railcars full of oil exploded here.

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Kyle Potter
Kyle Potter is an enterprise reporter at the Forum. He came to Fargo-Moorhead in May 2013 after stints at the Associated Press, the Las Vegas Review-Journal, the St. Paul Pioneer Press and the Minnesota Daily. 
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