Archive for May, 2014

CSX Corporation Gets Caught In Safety Clamor After Train Derailment

May 8, 2014 | Wall Street PR | Boston, MA 05/08/2014 (wallstreetpr) –  CSX Corporation (NYSE:CSX) crude-train derailed in downtown Lynchburg, Virginia recently and sparked off a huge fire with videos of flames and billowing smoke circulating all over the world. Railroads and tank-car owners along with regulators have come under immense pressure enhance existing […]

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6 tankers derail in Milliken

6 tankers derail in Milliken

May 9, 2014 | 9 News | MILLIKEN – Six tanker cars have derailed in Milliken, according to officials in the area. Five of the cars turned over on their side. One of the cars transporting crude oil leaked. The oil leaked into a nearby ditched, but it was cleaned up by HAZMAT crews. [Read […]

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U.S. DOT Takes New Emergency Actions as Part of Comprehensive Strategy to Keep Crude Oil Shipments Safe

May 7, 2014 | FRA | WASHINGTON – Today, the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) issued an Emergency Order requiring all railroads operating trains containing large amounts of Bakken crude oil to notify State Emergency Response Commissions (SERCs) about the operation of these trains through their states. Additionally, DOT’s Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) and Pipeline […]

Oil Train Derailment in Estevan

Oil Train Derailment in Estevan

May 8, 2014 | Estevan Mercury | Although few details are known at this point, the City of Estevan says there is no danger to the public following a train derailment this morning. Four tanker cars containing crude oil left the track at around 11 a.m. The incident occurred east of the CP Rail oil […]

Senator Shilling’s Request for Hazmat Funding Denied

Senator Shilling’s Request for Hazmat Funding Denied

May 8, 2014 | The Dept. of Military Affairs (DMA) was on yesterday’s Joint Finance Committee agenda and Sen. Shilling introduced a motion to appropriate $650,000 annually to DMA’s hazmat response network and offset cuts from 2013. The motion would have also allocated funding for additional hazmat training and equipment and reapproved DMA’s request to […]

Train spills 4,000 gallons of diesel in Racine Co.

May 5, 2014 |TMJ4 | WATERFORD – Testing and cleanup continues near Waterford where thousands of diesel fuel spilled Sunday night. Officials say a Canadian National freight train hit debris on the rail line which caused it’s fuel tanks to burst. John Sinclair with the DNR was on the scene all day Monday. “When you have something of this […]

Lynchburg Oil Train Explosion Refuels Rail-Terminal Opposition in Northwest

Lynchburg Oil Train Explosion Refuels Rail-Terminal Opposition in Northwest

May 2, 2014 | Indian Country Today | As yet another train carrying Bakken crude exploded, this one outside Lynchburg, Virginia, the Quinault Indian Nation in the Northwest sounded the alarm once again amid hearings on proposals to build oil-train terminals near the tribe’s territory. Just one day after 175 people packed a public hearing […]

Lynchburg, Va., oil train derailment illustrates threat to rivers

Lynchburg, Va., oil train derailment illustrates threat to rivers

May 2, 2014 | McClatchy DC | LYNCHBURG, Va. — As Pat Calvert steers a small motorboat over the James River, it’s impossible to not notice the smell of motor oil, and it’s not coming from the boat. Two days after a CSX train derailed and put three tank cars full of crude oil into […]

No serious impacts after Virginia oil train derailment, officials say

No serious impacts after Virginia oil train derailment, officials say

May 2, 2014 | LA Times | Nearly a tanker’s worth of crude oil may have spilled into the James River or burned off after a train derailment in Virginia this week, but authorities have not detected any serious environmental impacts. “At this time we expect downstream impacts to the environment and drinking water to […]

Va. oil train derailment is latest “wake-up call”: expert

May 1, 2014 | CBS News | “This is another national wake-up call,” said Jim Hall, a former NTSB chairman said of the Lynchburg crash. “We have these oil trains moving all across the United States through communities and the growth and distribution of this has all occurred, unfortunately, while the federal regulators have been […]