Lynchburg, VA

Lynchburg, Va., oil train derailment illustrates threat to rivers

Lynchburg, Va., oil train derailment illustrates threat to rivers

May 2, 2014 | McClatchy DC | LYNCHBURG, Va. — As Pat Calvert steers a small motorboat over the James River, it’s impossible to not notice the smell of motor oil, and it’s not coming from the boat. Two days after a CSX train derailed and put three tank cars full of crude oil into […]

No serious impacts after Virginia oil train derailment, officials say

No serious impacts after Virginia oil train derailment, officials say

May 2, 2014 | LA Times | Nearly a tanker’s worth of crude oil may have spilled into the James River or burned off after a train derailment in Virginia this week, but authorities have not detected any serious environmental impacts. “At this time we expect downstream impacts to the environment and drinking water to […]

Va. oil train derailment is latest “wake-up call”: expert

May 1, 2014 | CBS News | “This is another national wake-up call,” said Jim Hall, a former NTSB chairman said of the Lynchburg crash. “We have these oil trains moving all across the United States through communities and the growth and distribution of this has all occurred, unfortunately, while the federal regulators have been […]

Oil sheen from derailed train stretches 9 miles down James River

May 1, 2014 | The Washington Post | Shiny crude oil residue from the derailed CSX train that lit the James River on fire Wednesday has stretched nine miles downstream, a Virginia environmental official said Thursday. CSX workers using two massive cranes continued cleaning up the derailed tanker cars from beside the river Thursday. They […]

What information can we glean from Lynchburg photos/video?

What information can we glean from Lynchburg photos/video?

May 1, 2014 | DOT111.info | What information can we glean from photos and video of the Lynchburg, VA disaster?   Post by East Coast Drone LLC. In this video taken by a drone, we can clearly see that: 1. This was a unit train. A unit train is a train that is made up […]

Drone view of Lynchville Derailment: Oil Unit Train

April 30, 2014 | WSET | This video clip taken by a drone, shows without a doubt this was a unit oil train, probably over 100 cars long. Watch this:   WSET.com – ABC13

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50,000 gallons of crude oil missing from wrecked cars

50,000 gallons of crude oil missing from wrecked cars

April 30, 2014 | News Advance | Update 8:25 p.m. About 50,000 gallons of crude oil are missing from three tanker cars that slid down the bank and into the river during the derailment, according to City Communications and Marketing Director JoAnn Martin. She said it is unknown how much of that burned up in […]

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Richmond and other downstream communities worried about drinking water from today’s accident.

April 30, 2014 | CBS 6 | LYNCHBURG, Va. (WTVR) – The Lynchburg Department of Emergency Services has responded to reports of a train derailment and fire in area of Depot Grille. The trains were carrying crude oil, according to WDBJ. The CSX train was carrying between 12 and 14 CSX tanker cars when it derailed […]

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Pictures from Lynchburg, VA

Pictures from Lynchburg, VA

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Tankers Catch Fire in Lynchburg, Va., Derailment

April 30, 2014 | ABC News – AP | Authorities were evacuating numerous buildings Wednesday afternoon after several CSX tanker cars carrying crude oil derailed in downtown Lynchburg, Va., and caught fire along the James River, city officials said. The city of Lynchburg on its website posted that the fire department was on the scene […]

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