Mt. Carbon, WV

Victims of WV train derailment file lawsuit against CSX

Victims of WV train derailment file lawsuit against CSX

September 2, 2015 | WOWK| More than 200 victims of the Feb. 16 oil train derailment and explosion at Mt. Carbon, W.Va. have filed suit against CSX. The complaint, filed in Wayne County, alleges nuisance, trespass, economic loss, property damage and present and future expenses for monitoring and cleanup.  It also requests punitive damages. The […]

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Investigation Into Mount Carbon Train Derailment Coming to an End

  July 25, 2015 | WSAZ | KANAWHA COUNTY, W.Va. (WSAZ) – More than five months after a CSX train carrying Bakken crude oil derailed in Mount Carbon, federal officials say they’re getting closer to finding out what caused the accident. The Federal Railroad Administration says the investigation into that derailment is still ongoing, but […]

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Rail defect, tank car valves implicated in West Virginia oil train fire

April 17, 2015 | McClatchy DC| WASHINGTON — Outlet valves underneath four tank cars in a February oil train derailment in West Virginia were sheared off and the 50,000 gallons of crude oil they released ignited in a fire that subsequently caused several nearby rail cars to explode, according to a federal report. The report […]

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Crude on Derailed Train Contained High Level of Gas

Crude on Derailed Train Contained High Level of Gas

March 3, 2015 | Wall Street Journal| The crude oil aboard the train that derailed and exploded two weeks ago in West Virginia contained so much combustible gas that it would have been barred from rail transport under safety regulations set to go into effect next month. Tests performed on the oil before the train […]

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Soil Disposal Work Continues At Train Derailment Site

Soil Disposal Work Continues At Train Derailment Site

March 1, 2015 | WCHS TV|MOUNT CARBON, W.Va. — Response teams are continuing to restore the environment around a fiery train car derailment in southern West Virginia. A statement Saturday from multiple agencies responding to the Feb. 16 derailment said excavated soil containing oil from the Mount Carbon site is being disposed at a Charleston […]

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EPA Orders CSX to Clean up Areas Impacted by West Virginia Train Derailment

February 28, 2015 |Huntington News|The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency ordered CSX to clean-up and restore the areas affected by the Feb. 16 train derailment in Mt. Carbon, W. Va. Twenty-seven cars derailed from the 109-car CSX train carrying more than three million gallons of crude oil from the Bakken Shale in North Dakota. The derailment […]

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Investigation moves ahead in train derailment

Investigation moves ahead in train derailment

February 25, 2015 | Montgomery Herald|The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency confirmed Sunday a small, undisclosed amount of oil entered the Kanawha River as ice melted and water level rose Sunday morning. However, a press release from the Joint Information Center states ongoing containment strategy and water monitoring has “confirmed no impact on drinking water or […]

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Oil train derails, fireball erupts, fate steps in to save man’s life

Oil train derails, fireball erupts, fate steps in to save man’s life

February 24, 2015 | Portland Press Herald| ANSTED, W.Va. — Morris Bounds Sr. wanted to make sure his home was tidy when his wife was let out of the hospital, so he cleaned the kitchen and vacuumed their bedroom. While doing the mindless chores, he noticed his cellphone on the bed and thought to himself: […]

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Aerial Photos Of Monday’s West Virginia Train Crash Show Scope Of Devastation

Aerial Photos Of Monday’s West Virginia Train Crash Show Scope Of Devastation

February 21, 2015| Pixable| When word reached me late Monday, February 16, that a West Virginia (WV) train explosion had sent flames hundreds of feet high above Powellton Hollow, WV — we immediately called Paul Corbit Brown. We knew Brown would have visited the site as it’s just down the road from his Fayette County home. […]

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Oil train crash in coal country shows dangers of new energy economy

Oil train crash in coal country shows dangers of new energy economy

February 20, 2015 | McClatchy DC| PRATT, W.Va. — The oil train that derailed and burst into flame in West Virginia earlier this week had passed by Dyann Simile’s house just a few minutes earlier. Now she can see the tank cars that didn’t derail parked outside her window. They’ve been sitting there for two […]

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