July 4th Derailment Still Under Investigation

By WEEK Reporter

July 16, 2012 Updated Jul 16, 2012 at 10:15 PM CDT

CHICAGO, Ill --- The Union Pacific Railroad and the Federal Railroad Authority are investigating the incident.
But attorney Clifford says the Union Pacific is biased, and the Railroad Authority has limited investigative ability.
One possible cause of the derailment --heat buckling of the tracks.
Today, the Federal Railroad Authority issued a safety advisory to help ensure railroads and safety agencies are adequately inspecting their tracks to identify and address heat buckling.

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