Archive for January, 2015

The Dalles joins oil train debate

January 29, 2015 | The Dalles Chronicle| The Dalles City Council has joined Hood River, Mosier and other Oregon towns in urging state officials to pursue greater federal regulation of crude oil transports. The resolution approved by a unanimous vote Monday, Jan. 26, also recommends that rules be put in place to require that rail […]

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Ohio reconsiders and discloses oil train records

January 29, 2015 | The Tribune| COLUMBUS, Ohio — More than a dozen trains loaded with over 1 million gallons of crude oil cross Ohio every week. Ohio officials released the information to The Associated Press Thursday after earlier refusing to disclose it. Federal transportation officials ordered the railroads last spring to notify states about […]

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States, railroads work to improve oil-train safety

States, railroads work to improve oil-train safety

January 28, 2015|GoErie.com| As many as 35 trains each week carry volatile crude oil through Erie County. Trains hauling oil from the Bakken Shale in North Dakota enter Erie County on the CSX tracks in Springfield Township and follow the line through the David M. Roderick Wildlife Reserve, Lake City, downtown Erie and North East. […]

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Get moving on oil train safety rules, Cantwell tells Obama administration

Get moving on oil train safety rules, Cantwell tells Obama administration

January 28, 2015|Seattle pi|With 19 oil trains passing through Washington towns and cities each week, the U.S. Department of Transportation should move its behind, finalize and enforce safety rules for tanker cars, Sen. Maria Cantwell, D-Wash., said Wednesday. “We should go faster: The administration should get those recommendations implemented,” Cantwell said at a Senate Commerce […]

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CSX: Hydrochloric acid leaked from tank car after train derailment

CSX: Hydrochloric acid leaked from tank car after train derailment

January 28, 2015|WTOC|ALLENDALE COUNTY, SC (WFXG) –The chemical that leaked from a tank car after a train derailed in Martin, S.C. early Tuesday was hydrochloric acid, according to a statement from railroad company CSX. [Read the entire article here.]

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DeFazio requests USDOT action on tank-car safety; Kind and Baldwin seek environmental review of BNSF track project

January 28, 2015 | Progressive Railroading | U.S Rep. Peter DeFazio (D-Ore.) last week sent a letter to U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx urging him to take immediate action to address tank-car safety. U.S. Rep. Ron Kind (D-Wis.) and U.S. Sen. Tammy Baldwin (D-Wis.) last week sent a letter to the U.S. Army Corps of […]

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Road to Re-Open After Train Derailment, Investigation Continues

Road to Re-Open After Train Derailment, Investigation Continues

January 28, 2015 | WJBF|Allendale County, S.C. – The investigation continues after an early morning train derailment in Allendale County, S.C.  The CSX went off the rails near the Archroma plant in the town of Martin around 2am Tuesday. [Read the entire article here.]

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State, local officials not notified of oil spill

January 27, 2015 | The Columbian| WASHINGTON — State and federal officials are investigating an oil spill from a railroad tank car at Washington’s largest refinery last November, after a key agency was kept in the dark for nearly a month — and emergency spill responders were not notified at all. The delayed notification of […]

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Derailment spills hazardous chemicals in S.C.

January 27, 2015 | CBS News | A train derailment in South Carolina early Tuesday resulted in the spillage of seven hazardous materials and the evacuation of a nearby chemical plant, authorities say. It was unclear if anyone was injured, how many cars were involved or what the materials are, the Allendale County, South Carolina […]

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Oil Train Spills Hit Record Level in 2014

Oil Train Spills Hit Record Level in 2014

January 26, 2015 | NBC NEWS| American oil trains spilled crude oil more often in 2014 than in any year since the federal government began collecting data on such incidents in 1975, an NBC News analysis shows. The record number of spills sparked a fireball in Virginia, polluted groundwater in Colorado, and destroyed a building […]

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