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CFD: Powder from derailed train not hazardous

CFD: Powder from derailed train not hazardous

January 10, 2015 | COLUMBUS (WCMH) — Columbus fire crews responded to a train derailment on the city’s south side just after 12:30 p.m. Sunday. The reported derailment happened near the intersection of Parsons Avenue and Dering Ave. Battalion Chief Tracy Smith said fire crews noticed white powder spilling from the cars, but determined it […]

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Attica train derailment under investigation

Attica train derailment under investigation

January 4, 2016 | WLFI| ATTICA, Ind. (WLFI) — A seven grain car train derailed off a Norfolk Southern train while passing through Attica Saturday night. Three of the cars remained up right and four fell off to the side pulling part off the track. The derailment is currently under investigation. Norfolk Southern public relations […]

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19 N.Y. communities get foamers to fight crude oil rail fires

January 4, 2015 | Ohio.com|ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — The federal government is giving 19 New York communities located along major rail lines an extra dose of security. Emergency response trailers equipped with a foam substance that firefighters and hazardous materials teams can use to suppress fires caused by oil or other flammable liquids are being […]

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First responders, fire departments in U.S. often unprepared for hazardous train derailments

December 28, 2015 | PJ Star | Ohio officials say they have no specific plans to handle derailments of trains carrying Bakken crude oil. First responders in small, remote towns sometimes aren’t equipped to handle toxic spills and explosions. And big city fire departments aren’t always trained to handle the most dangerous chemicals. [Read the […]

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Difficulty Complying with North Dakota’s Liberal 13.7 Vapor Pressure Standard

Difficulty Complying with North Dakota’s Liberal 13.7 Vapor Pressure Standard

December 28, 2015 | Inforum| BISMARCK – An alternative method for reducing the volatility of Bakken crude will be tested next year as state regulators report a “significant increase” in noncompliance with oil conditioning this winter.  The North Dakota Industrial Commission gave approval this month for Hellervik Oilfield Technologies of Bismarck to test a prototype […]

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Train drags derailed car through town, tearing up crossings

Train drags derailed car through town, tearing up crossings

December 28, 2015 | KCCI | OGDEN, Iowa —Railroad track crossings are blocked Monday after a train car derailment in the town of Ogden. Union Pacific officials report a train car derailed about 11:30 a.m. and was drug through the town, ripping up the crossings. At least four crossings in the town were damaged. The […]

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Train derails in flood waters in Neosho

Train derails in flood waters in Neosho

December 28, 2015 | KY3| Floodwaters swept a train off its tracks in Neosho, resulting in the closure of a major railroad route into Springfield. BNSF Railway confirms Shoal Creek in Neosho swept the train right off the tracks Sunday. Thirty rail containers were washed into the water. At least one landed in a nearby […]

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OPEC revises U.S. shale durability upward

OPEC revises U.S. shale durability upward

December 28, 2015 | UPI | VIENNA, Dec. 23 (UPI) — Oil production from inland shale basins in the United States is expected to be more robust than previously thought, OPEC said in its global outlook. The Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries released its much-watched World Oil Outlook report for 2015, outlining its expectations for […]

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Feds investigate train derailment in Brevard

Feds investigate train derailment in Brevard

December 21, 2015 | Click Orlando| VIERA, Fla. – Authorities, including federal transportation investigators, were working to determine what caused a freight train hauling non-hazardous cargo to derail Sunday morning, sending a locomotive engine and four rail cars off the tracks. Neither the train conductor nor the engineer, who were aboard the 57-car train at […]

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Cleanup following 1982 train derailment in Livingston near an end

Cleanup following 1982 train derailment in Livingston near an end

December 16, 2015 | The Advocate |LIVINGSTON — The wreckage splintered the pines like matchsticks and sowed the field with flames. But even after the last fire had been snuffed out, a more insidious threat had leached into the earth beneath Livingston. At 5:12 a.m. Sept. 28, 1982, an Illinois Central Gulf freight train staffed […]

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