Archive for May, 2016

Only 225 Of Over 100,000 Unsafe Tank Cars Were Retrofitted in First Year

Only 225 Of Over 100,000 Unsafe Tank Cars Were Retrofitted in First Year

May 9, 2016 | DESMOG | A year ago, when Federal regulators announced new rules for “high hazard” trains moving crude oil and ethanol, the oil industry protested that the rules were too strict. The main point of contention made by the American Petroleum Institute (API) was that the requirement to retrofit the unsafe DOT-111 […]

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Coal train derails in Eastern Kanawha County

Coal train derails in Eastern Kanawha County

May 5, 2016 | Charleston Gazette-Mail | A train hauling coal overturned in the eastern part of Kanawha County Thursday evening, blocking the road for about two hours. The derailment happened just after 5 p.m. near the intersection of Cabin Creek Road and Ronda Road. The train, which has 150 cars and is 8,000 feet […]

WPR Segment on Rail Safety

WPR Segment on Rail Safety

May 5, 2016 | WPR | The state of Wisconsin lags behind neighboring states when it comes to freight train safety according to La Crosse’s fire chief and a member of a citizens group that advocates for more safety measures. Rail safety has been a concern for many in recent years as an increase in […]

Sodium hydroxide, Calcium Chloride and Ethanol leak from derailment in Washington D.C.

May 1, 2016 | ABC News |Mayor Muriel Bowser said no trains will be running on the tracks Monday and CSX couldn’t say how long the cleanup might take. “We understand that this a significant inconvenience to commuters and to this community so we’re working as quickly as we possibly can with safety as the […]

CSX train derails in Northeast D.C., possible hazardous leak

CSX train derails in Northeast D.C., possible hazardous leak

May 1, 2016 | WTOP | “CSX operations and hazardous materials personnel are working with first responders on the derailment this morning in Washington D.C.,” CSX said in a statement released about 8:45 a.m.  “The safety of the community, first responders and CSX’s employees is our highest priority.”  The company said one derailed car is leaking sodium […]