Casselton ND

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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Casselton Fire Chief Praises FEMA Training in Washington, D.C.

Casselton Fire Chief Praises FEMA Training in Washington, D.C.

March 25, 2014 | KVRR TV | Casselton’s Fire Chief praises the federal government’s role in emergency preparedness after last December’s oil train derailment and explosion. [Read the entire article.]    

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Cleanup at North Dakota oil train crash almost complete

March 20, 2014 | Bismarck Tribune |BISMARCK, N.D. — Cleanup of an oil train derailment on the outskirts of a small southeastern North Dakota town “is all but complete,” a state health official said Wednesday. “We’ve identified a couple of small spots that still smell of oil, but cleanup for the most part is done,” […]

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Federal agency releases North Dakota train inspection data

Federal agency releases North Dakota train inspection data

February 19, 2014 | Bismark Tribune | Federal railroad inspectors found more than 13,000 track defects on BNSF Railway Co. lines in North Dakota since 2006, and have written 721 violations against the company since 2006, a federal rail safety agency said in a letter released Wednesday. [Read the entire article here.]

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Contaminated soil stuck at derailment site near Casselton

Contaminated soil stuck at derailment site near Casselton

January 17, 2014 | KFGO | FARGO (KFGO-AM) – Thousands of cubic yards of contaminated soil are stuck at the site of December’s oil train derailment in Casselton. BNSF Railway had been paying for the dirt to be hauled to an industrial landfill near Sawyer, ND. But cost issues and weight restrictions have led to […]

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Castleton Video Montage

Castleton Video Montage

A quick 45-sceond video on YouTube that brings home the explosive nature of Bakken Crude Oil.

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Shipping oil by rail brings risks, new worries

Shipping oil by rail brings risks, new worries

February 4, 2014 | Duluth News Tribune | CASSELTON, N.D. — Maggie Heller watched black smoke drift over her Leonard home a month ago, 20 miles south from where more than a dozen rail cars full of oil exploded. Heller stops her car farther back from the train tracks now, cringing as she watches others […]

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AUDIO/VIDEO: 911 calls from Casselton reveal crew member first reported train carried ethanol

AUDIO/VIDEO: 911 calls from Casselton reveal crew member first reported train carried ethanol

  January 8, 2014| KFGO | 911 calls from Casselton train derailment expose that the rail crew wasn’t aware what they were hauling. The train crew thought they were carrying ethanol, when in fact it was Bakken crude oil.  

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Accidents Surge as Oil Industry Takes the Train

Accidents Surge as Oil Industry Takes the Train

January 25, 2014 | NY Times | CASSELTON, N.D. — Kerry’s Kitchen is where Casselton residents gather for gossip and comfort food, especially the caramel rolls baked fresh every morning. But a fiery rail accident last month only a half mile down the tracks, which prompted residents to evacuate the town, has shattered this calm, […]

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N.D. political leaders question BNSF on rail safety

January 18, 2014 | Bismarck Tribune | FARGO — North Dakota’s two senators took turns peppering two BNSF executives Saturday on the railroad company’s plans to prevent another train derailment like last month’s crash and fire near Casselton. The Dec. 30, 2013, collision that happened when a train carrying soybeans derailed and caused a train […]

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