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Eric Bergeson: Oil boom not all sunshine & roses

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The oil boom hit Casselton, N.D., last week in a big way.

With a couple of big booms, the myth that crude oil which moves through our towns on long trains won’t explode went up in smoke.


If an oil train derailed in a major city, the consequences could be dire.

Other myths deserve to be exploded as well.

One is that this oil boom will burn itself out and things will eventually return to sleepy normal on the Upper Great Plains.

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