Archive for December, 2016

Citizens Acting for Rail Safety-La Crosse: Transporting oil comes with inherent risks

Citizens Acting for Rail Safety-La Crosse: Transporting oil comes with inherent risks

December 29, 2016 | La Crosse Tribune | Recent oil industry statements promoting new pipelines as the solution to the hazards of shipping oil by rail are misleading and undermine efforts to improve public safety. Citizens Acting for Rail Safety opposes new oil pipelines because: More pipelines will not stop the movement of oil by […]

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Feds: Operator error caused 2015 BNSF derailment at Alma

Feds: Operator error caused 2015 BNSF derailment at Alma

December 28, 2017 | La Crosse Tribune| Federal authorities say crew fatigue may have contributed to the derailment of a BNSF freight train that spilled more than 20,000 gallons of ethanol after leaving the tracks last year near Alma, Wis. The engineer applied the brakes too suddenly, in violation of railroad guidelines, causing 25 cars […]

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Union Pacific in fiery Mosier derailment agrees to changes

Union Pacific in fiery Mosier derailment agrees to changes

December 24, 2016| Oregon Live | he nation’s largest freight railroad has agreed to more thorough inspections and maintenance improvements after a fiery oil train derailment in Oregon and the discovery of more than 800 potential safety violations across its sprawling network. [Read the entire article here.]   Save

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97 BMWs damaged in South Carolina train derailment

97 BMWs damaged in South Carolina train derailment

December 6,, 2016 | CBS/AP| JENKINSVILLE, S.C. — A train carrying BMWs from an automaking plant in South Carolina derailed, damaging 97 of the vehicles, authorities said. The train was heading from a BMW plant in Greer to Charleston when it derailed shortly after 3 p.m. Sunday, officials said, CBS Charleston affiliate WCSC reported. It […]

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Freight train derailed in New Britain

Freight train derailed in New Britain

December 6, 2016 | WTNH| NEW BRITAIN, Conn. (WTNH) — Eight cars of a freight train have derailed along Columbus Boulevard in New Britain, according to the New Britain Mayor’s Office. A spokesperson with the Mayor’s Office tells News 8 that eight cars of the freight train derailed on Columbus Boulevard and Colombus Boulevard is […]

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Costs of oil train derailment along Columbia River adding up

December 3, 2016 | The Register-Guard | VANCOUVER, Wash. — Six months after a train hauling Bakken crude oil derailed along the Columbia River Gorge, Washington, Oregon and other officials are still tabulating a bill to send to Union Pacific Railroad. Union Pacific said in a statement that it is committed to absorbing all the […]

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More Bakken Crude Will Move By Rail With DAPL In Limbo

December 6, 2016 | Oil and Gas Investor | As oil prices recover and U.S. shale production picks up, energy companies that had planned to ship crude on the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL) will turn to rail, a transport method that poses its own risks to the environment and local communities. The Dec. 4 decision […]

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