Archive for April, 2014

Ho-Chunk Nation looks to derail added rail line

Ho-Chunk Nation looks to derail added rail line

April 30, 2014 | News 8000 |LA CROSSE, Wis. (WKBT) -About 5,000 people have been added to the list of those opposing a railroad expansion in La Crosse. The Ho-Chunk Nation Legislature recently passed a resolution saying the tribe is against the added line. Now the tribe will need to work with BNSF Railway before […]

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Cuomo urges White House give immediate attention to oil train safety issues

Cuomo urges White House give immediate attention to oil train safety issues

April 30, 2014 | Politics on the Hudson |Gov. Andrew Cuomo urged the White House Wednesday to give “immediate attention’’ to safety issues involving the increased use of freight trains to transport crude oil. He made his comments just hours before the latest derailment in Lynchburg, Va., Gannett’s Brian Tumulty reports. After the derailment, Cuomo […]

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Oil train terminal near Clatskanie to require safer tank cars June 1

Oil train terminal near Clatskanie to require safer tank cars June 1

April 30, 2014 | Oregon Live | The owner of the oil train terminal near Clatskanie announced Wednesday that it would begin requiring safer tank cars to deliver oil to the facility starting June 1, a safety step lauded by Gov. John Kitzhaber. [Read the entire article here.]

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Drone view of Lynchville Derailment: Oil Unit Train

April 30, 2014 | WSET | This video clip taken by a drone, shows without a doubt this was a unit oil train, probably over 100 cars long. Watch this:   WSET.com – ABC13

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50,000 gallons of crude oil missing from wrecked cars

50,000 gallons of crude oil missing from wrecked cars

April 30, 2014 | News Advance | Update 8:25 p.m. About 50,000 gallons of crude oil are missing from three tanker cars that slid down the bank and into the river during the derailment, according to City Communications and Marketing Director JoAnn Martin. She said it is unknown how much of that burned up in […]

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Richmond and other downstream communities worried about drinking water from today’s accident.

April 30, 2014 | CBS 6 | LYNCHBURG, Va. (WTVR) – The Lynchburg Department of Emergency Services has responded to reports of a train derailment and fire in area of Depot Grille. The trains were carrying crude oil, according to WDBJ. The CSX train was carrying between 12 and 14 CSX tanker cars when it derailed […]

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Train carrying crude derails in Virginia town, bursts into flames

Train carrying crude derails in Virginia town, bursts into flames

April 30, 2014 | Reuters | A CSX Corp train carrying crude oil derailed and burst into flames in downtown Lynchburg, Virginia on Wednesday, spilling oil into the James River and forcing the evacuation of hundreds. CSX said 15 cars derailed at 2:30 p.m. ET on a train traveling from Chicago to Virginia. Photos and […]

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Pictures from Lynchburg, VA

Pictures from Lynchburg, VA

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Major fire, explosion after train carrying crude oil derails in Lynchburg, Virginia

Major fire, explosion after train carrying crude oil derails in Lynchburg, Virginia

April 30, 2014 | NY Daily News | A train carrying crude oil has derailed and crashed in downtown Lynchburg, Va. leading to evacuations in the immediate downtown area seen billowing with smoke and fire. At this time the city says no injuries have been reported from the explosive crash around 2 p.m. EST near […]

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Tankers Catch Fire in Lynchburg, Va., Derailment

April 30, 2014 | ABC News – AP | Authorities were evacuating numerous buildings Wednesday afternoon after several CSX tanker cars carrying crude oil derailed in downtown Lynchburg, Va., and caught fire along the James River, city officials said. The city of Lynchburg on its website posted that the fire department was on the scene […]

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