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Train That Derailed in West Virginia Had Modern Tanker Cars Hailed as Safe

Incident near Mount Carbon ratchets up debate over rule changes that could call for expanded safeguards for crude-oil trains The crude-oil train that derailed and exploded in West Virginia on Monday consisted of modern tanker cars the rail industry has hailed as safe, ratcheting up the debate over proposed federal rules that could require even […]

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New Canadian Train Derailment & Fire, Wadena

Yet another crude oil trail derails and exposes an entire town to huge plumes of toxic smoke and fire. Inhabitants of the Canadian towns of Wadena and nearby Clair, along with people living on several area farms, were evacuated in an 8-kilometer radius of the accident. EIGHT kilometers! That’s FIVE MILES! If an oil train […]

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Contra Costa Times: WesPac oil-by-rail storage project remains on hold

By Paul Burgarino Contra Costa Times Published 08/02/14 The brakes remain on a massive $200 million plan to transport domestic crude oil by railroad cars and ships, store it in refurbished storage tanks and pipe it to refineries throughout the Bay Area. And after almost six months of no action, it may stay that way […]

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