Mt. Carbon, WV

West Virginia Begins Investigating Massive Train Derailment

West Virginia Begins Investigating Massive Train Derailment

February 21, 2015 | Newsweek| The orange flames no longer burned bright in the snow-covered woods near Mount Carbon in West Virginia on Friday. But days after a massive train derailment in the small community, located about 30 miles from the state capital, smoke still smoldered from the enormous oil tank train cars lying perpendicular […]

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Fires still burning at West Virginia oil train disaster site

February 19, 2015 | The Hill| Some fires continued to burn Thursday afternoon, three days after a train carrying crude oil derailed and exploded in rural West Virginia. Suzanne Emmerling, a spokeswoman for the U.S. Department of Transportation, said that the fires are hampering investigators’ ability to access what they need in order to determine […]

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Gas vapor eyed as factor in West Virginia oil train fireball

Gas vapor eyed as factor in West Virginia oil train fireball

February 19, 2015 | Reuters|(Reuters) – Federal investigators will examine whether pressurized gas played a role in the massive blast that followed the derailment of a train carrying crude oil through West Virginia this week, the U.S. Transportation Department said on Thursday. [Read the entire article here.]

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CSX Train was going at 33 mph.

CSX Train was going at 33 mph.

February 19, 2015 | The Guardian| A federal official said on Thursday speed did not appear to have been a factor in an oil train derailment in southern West Virginia on Monday that sent a huge fireball into the sky and lit fires that still burned three days later. Federal Railroad Administration acting administrator Sarah […]

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CSX plans to bypass crude train derailment site: state officials

CSX plans to bypass crude train derailment site: state officials

February 19, 2015| Reuters|(Reuters) – CSX (CSX.N) has notified state officials of its plans to bypass the scene of a crude train derailment and continue delivering oil to a terminal on the Virginia coast, emergency management officials from Virginia and West Virginia said Wednesday. [Read the entire article here.]

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Unified command set up in train derailment repsonse

Unified command set up in train derailment repsonse

February 18, 2015|WVNS TV|CSX representatives stated that fires from the train derailment on Monday, Feb. 16, 2015 are still burning and are being allow to burn themselves out.  Officials said that is the safest course of action for the community and emergency responders.  They plan on moving the train cars that were not involved in […]

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Safer tank cars on CSX oil train didn’t prevent blast

February 17, 2015 |lohud| The apparent failure of safer tank cars to prevent an explosion in Monday’s West Virginia oil train derailment is worrying the top safety official in Rockland County, where similar trains rumble through daily. No one was hurt when the train hauling 109 cars filled with Bakken crude oil from North Dakota […]

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CSX apologizes for derailment as fire still burns

CSX apologizes for derailment as fire still burns

February 17, 2015 | Metro News| FAYETTE COUNTY, W.Va. – A CSX spokesperson offered an apology Tuesday as fire continued to burn at the site of a train derailment that forced 1,000 people to evacuate. “I would like to apologize for the significant disruption in the lives of a lot of people in those communities […]

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4 pm Update: 26 dot-111’s derail, 19 involved in fire

February 17, 2015|WVNS TV | 4:00 p.m. UPDATE: The investigation into the derailment of a CSX train on Monday, Feb. 16, 2015 reveals more details about the accident.  According to CSX, 26 tanker cars derailed during the incident.  Of those cars, 19 were involved in the fire.  As of 3:30 p.m. on Tuesday, a limited […]

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Rachel Maddow Report on the Oil Train Explosion

Rachel Maddow Report on the Oil Train Explosion

February 17, 2015 |MSNBC|

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