Archive for February, 2015

Rachel Maddow Report on the Oil Train Explosion

Rachel Maddow Report on the Oil Train Explosion

February 17, 2015 |MSNBC|

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Train Derailment Causes Fire near Montgomery; Explosions Continue

February 17, 2015 | WSAZ| FAYETTE COUNTY, W.Va. (WSAZ) — More than 15 hours after a train derailment at the Fayette-Kanawha line, flames are still shooting 50 feet in the air Tuesday morning. The derailment happened about 1:30 p.m. Monday in Adena Village near Deep Water. The CSX train was hauling crude oil from North […]

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Update 12:17pm – Large Explosion @ 11:30pm

February 17, 2015 | WSAZ|  FAYETTE COUNTY, W.Va. (WSAZ) — What was described as the “biggest” and “loudest” explosion following Monday’s train derailment happened just before 11:30 p.m. Emergency crews on the scene tell WSAZ that following that explosion all neighbors who were still in the affected area had been accounted for. The American Red […]

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Update: 11pm – At least 6 tank cars exploded

February 16, 2015 | WVNS TV |Firefighters with the Boomer Fire Department said that there have been at least six explosions in connection with the fire that started from a CSX train that derailed in the Powelltown Hollow area of Fayette County on Monday, Feb. 16, 2015.  The derailment happened at around 1:30 p.m.  As […]

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Update 11pm: People Displaced Estimated at 1,000

February 16, 2015 | WSAZ| FAYETTE COUNTY, W.Va. (WSAZ) — Estimates on the number of people displaced by the train derailment near the Fayette-Kanawha line are as high as 1,000 people. Explosions and towering flames resulted after the CSX train carrying crude oil derailed at Adena Village near Deep River. It happened about 1:30 p.m. […]

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Raw Video: Explosion During WSAZ Interview

February 16, 2015 | WSAZ| FAYETTE COUNTY, W.Va. (WSAZ) — West Virginia Governor Earl Ray Tomblin has issued a State of Emergency for Kanawha and Fayette counties following a train derailment. It happened about 1:30 p.m. at Adena Village near Deep Water. That’s near the Fayette-Kanawha line. According to reports Monday night, one person was […]

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Explosion and oil spill after train derails in West Virginia

Explosion and oil spill after train derails in West Virginia

February 16, 2015 | CNN | (CNN)A train carrying crude oil derailed Monday in West Virginia and exploded, filling the sky with thick clouds of fire and smoke. One home was destroyed, but there were no reports of injures, according to Lawrence Messina, spokesman for the West Virginia Department of Military Affairs and Public Safety. […]

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Health Department Checking To See If Permitted Facilities Affected By Train Derailment Have Adequate Water

February 16, 2014 | WCHSTV| CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The Kanawha-Charleston Health Department said health-department-permitted facilities affected by the Montgomery, Cedar Grove train derailment are being contacted by health inspectors and may only operate only on a conditionional basis. “Availability of sufficient water is a basic requirement for proper sanitation within a food establishment,” said Dr. […]

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Crude oil train derails in Fayette County, WV

Crude oil train derails in Fayette County, WV

February 16, 2015 | Charleston Daily Mail| Residents who were near the derailment of a crude oil train in Fayette County say it shook and rocked their community like a Biblical judgment. Around 1:20 p.m. Monday, a CSX train carrying crude oil from North Dakota’s Bakken formation derailed in the Mount Carbon area of Fayette […]

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UPDATE: State of Emergency declared in Kanawha and Fayette Counties

Beckley, Bluefield February 16, 2015 | WVNS TV| West Virginia Governor Earl Ray Tomblin (D) declared a state of emergency for Fayette and Kanawha Counties at 5:40 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 16, 2015.  The declaration was in response to the CSX train derailment that lead to the evacuation of the Powelltown Hollow area, which includes […]

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