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Oil spill contained after derailment
CALGARY HERALD ^
| MARCH 28, 2013 7:56 AM
| CALGARY HERALD
Posted on 03/28/2013 8:47:32 AM PDT by thackney
Crews have controlled a crude oil spill after a Canadian Pacific train derailed in Minnesota.
Authorities say the 94-car train was headed south Wednesday when it lost air pressure and went into an emergency braking mode and 14 tankers derailed. Three either leaked or spilled oil.
Minnesota Pollution Control Agency spokesman Dan Olson says an estimated 76,000 litres, has spilled or leaked. The agency says the spill is under control.
Olson says because the ground is frozen, there's no threat to water.
TOPICS: Canada; News/Current Events; US: Minnesota
KEYWORDS: energy; oil; rail
posted on 03/28/2013 8:47:32 AM PDT
Oil in North America is measured in barrels, except in a spill.
76,000 liters equals 637 barrels.
posted on 03/28/2013 8:52:57 AM PDT
(life is fragile, handle with prayer)
Fewer oil pipelines equal more oil tankers.
posted on 03/28/2013 9:04:12 AM PDT
Don’t eat the black snow.
posted on 03/28/2013 9:08:29 AM PDT
(No tag today.)
posted on 03/28/2013 9:09:26 AM PDT
(No tag today.)
If they had a pipeline, this would not happen.
posted on 03/28/2013 9:12:38 AM PDT
(People who do not study history are destine to believe really ignorant statements.)
The deadly black snow, from right there where the oil tankers go!
posted on 03/28/2013 9:20:53 AM PDT
(I'll stop being a cynic when the world stops giving me reasons to be cynical.)
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