Archive for July, 2015

Aerial View of Fort Kipp, Mont., Train Derailment

Aerial View of Fort Kipp, Mont., Train Derailment

July 16, 2015 | KFYR| Monday’s train derailment near Fort Kipp, Mont., certainly tore up the tracks. But since the cars were mostly empty and there was nothing flammable, there were no spills or fires. However, there are other significant problems. It’s really a team effort going on to put the pieces back together. Multiple […]

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Pulaski County Norfolk Southern tracks reopen after train derailment

Pulaski County Norfolk Southern tracks reopen after train derailment

July 16, 2015 | WDBJ|DUBLIN, Va. – Norfolk Southern crews continue the long process of cleaning up a train derailment in Pulaski County. The tracks reopened Wednesday night, roughly 31 hours after two trains crashed. Those crews spent much of the day and now a second night picking up toppled train cars and salvaging pieces […]

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Judge rules against Canadian Pacific over crude rail settlement dispute

July14, 2015 | Aberdeen Journal| A challenge by Canadian Pacific Railway over settlements for victims of a crude-buy-rail oil disaster has been rejected by a judge. The company has been subject to a class action lawsuit following the incident in which 47 people were killed and the main downtown region of a town were destroyed […]

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Train crew taken to hospital, diesel fuel spilled in Dublin derailment

July 14, 2015 | Roanoke Times|A derailment occurred when a one westbound train struck another from behind in Pulaski County this afternoon, according to a statement from Norfolk Southern. Five cars derailed in the collision, the railroad’s statement said, forcing the closure of part of Old Route 11. [Read the entire article here.]  

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Fewer Passenger, Freight Rail Delays Due to Drilling Decline

July 14, 2015 | ABC News| Delays in Amtrak service and agricultural product shipping have eased across the Upper Midwest in part because weak oil prices have prompted a drilling slowdown in North Dakota, officials say. Along with recent track upgrades, a recently completed pipeline and a new North Dakota refinery also has resulted in […]

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CN train derailment cleanup of petroleum continues in Barwick

CN train derailment cleanup of petroleum continues in Barwick

July 13, 2015 | CBC News| The cleanup continues following a train derailment that spilled a fuel product in the Fort Frances area. A CN train went off the tracks Friday afternoon near Barwick leading to the evacuation of homes nearby. The Ontario Ministry of the Environment said one of the derailed cars is estimated to have […]

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Class-action lawsuit filed in Blount train derailment, fire

Class-action lawsuit filed in Blount train derailment, fire

July 11, 2015 | News Sentinel| Maryville lawyer Kevin Shepherd said that by filing a class-action lawsuit Friday, his clients hope to advocate for the 5,000 residents evacuated from their homes during the July 2 CSX train derailment in Blount County. [Read the entire article here.]

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With a solemn remembrance and music, protesters decry oil-train accidents

With a solemn remembrance and music, protesters decry oil-train accidents

July 11, 2015 | Philly.com|Two years after a fatal oil-train derailment in Quebec drew national attention to the transport of crude oil, more than 100 people gathered Saturday in Center City to remember the victims and demand better train safety controls in Philadelphia. “These trains go through our neighborhoods and right past our most important […]

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Railroads urged to communicate more to improve oil train safety

July 11, 2015 | Pioneer Press|  Many Minnesota emergency managers say railroads that haul crude oil should communicate with them better. “Planning done in a silo is not effective,” director Judson Freed of Ramsey County Emergency Management and Homeland Security said Tuesday as rail safety advocates called for more cooperation. “We need to know what […]

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Groups submit opposition against Bakken oil pipeline across Iowa

Groups submit opposition against Bakken oil pipeline across Iowa

July 10, 2015 | The Des Moines Register | DES MOINES, Ia. — Groups opposing plans to build an oil pipeline across Iowa say organizers have submitted more than 2,600 written statements against the project. Representatives for Iowa Citizens for Community Improvement and the Bakken Pipeline Resistance Coalition gathered Thursday morning outside the offices of […]

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