Aliceville AL

Trains plus crude oil equals trouble down the track

Trains plus crude oil equals trouble down the track

January 1, 2015 | McClatchy DC| TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — Every day, strings of black tank cars filled with crude oil roll slowly across a long wooden railroad bridge over the Black Warrior River. The 116-year-old span is a landmark in this city of 95,000 people, home to the University of Alabama. Residents have proposed and […]

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Boom: North America’s Explosive Oil-By-Rail Problem

December 9, 2014 | Weather Films| A train hauling two million gallons of crude oil from North Dakota had exploded in the Canadian town of Lac-Megantic, killing 47 people. Now regulators had to assure Americans a similar disaster wouldn’t happen south of the border, where the U.S. oil boom is sending highly volatile crude oil […]

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The Crude Gamble of Oil by Rail: Bomb Trains

  July 29, 2014 | Vice News | It’s estimated that 9 million barrels of crude oil are moving over the rail lines of North America at any given moment. Oil trains charging through Virginia, North Dakota, Alabama, and Canada’s Quebec, New Brunswick, and Alberta provinces have derailed and exploded, resulting in severe environmental damage […]

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Oil mars Aliceville swampland months after train derailment

Oil mars Aliceville swampland months after train derailment

March 17, 2014 | Tuscaloosanews | ALICEVILLE | Environmental regulators promised an aggressive cleanup after a tanker train hauling 2.9 million gallons of crude oil derailed and burned in a West Alabama swamp in early November amid a string of North American oil train crashes. So why is dark, smelly crude oil still oozing into […]

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Aliceville Alabama Train Wreck Site 4 month update

Aliceville Alabama Train Wreck Site 4 month update

March 3, 2014 | A train carrying Bakken Crude derailed just outside Aliceville Alabama on Nov. 8, 2013. This video and subsequent photos were taken and edited 03/02/14, 4 months after the wreck. Nothing here resembles ongoing oil removal as proclaimed by Lance LeFleur, ADEM Director, on Dec.09, 2013. [Read the entire article here.]   […]

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New Aerial Video of Alabama Oil Spill Exposes Cleanup Problems

New Aerial Video of Alabama Oil Spill Exposes Cleanup Problems

December 2, 2013 | PublicHerold.org | Ongoing efforts to clean up an Alabama oil spill are under scrutiny after a train carrying 2.7 million gallons of North Dakota Bakken crude oil exploded, spilling into wetlands just outside the town of Aliceville. Photojournalist John Wathen captured video of cleanup efforts one week after the November 7th […]

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Derailed Cars Burning Near Aliceville

November 8, 2013 | WCBI | ALICEVILLE, Ala. — No injuries have been reported after a Genesee and Wyoming train going from Amory, Miss. to Walnut Hill, Fla. derailed shortly after 12 a.m. this morning near Aliceville, Ala. in Pickens County. It is believed that 11 railcars are burning, and for safety reasons, emergency responders […]

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