Skip to comments.CSX train carrying oil derails in Virginia in fiery blast [enviros prefer this over pipelines]
Posted on 04/30/2014 4:00:41 PM PDT by grundle
NEW YORK (Reuters) - A CSX Corp train carrying crude oil derailed and burst into flames in downtown Lynchburg, Virginia on Wednesday, spilling oil into the James River and forcing hundreds to evacuate.
CSX said 15 cars on a train traveling from Chicago to Virginia derailed at 2:30 p.m. EDT. Fire erupted on three cars, the company said. Photos and video from the scene showed high flames and a plume of black smoke. It was the second oil-train accident this year for CSX.
About two hours after the derailment, CSX said the fire had been extinguished. City officials said there were no injuries, but 300-350 people were evacuated from the area. Around 6:00 p.m., residents were allowed to return to their homes.
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Make able bodied welfare/unemployed carry the oil on their backs or pushed in wheel barrows.
Enviros and Cockroaches are the species!
These trains also move through heavily populated Detroit residential neighborhoods on their way to Windsor.
Apparently Obama doesn’t care about black people but when a disaster kills hundreds or thousands the race baiting crowd will be right there to blame the evil republican oilmen.
Wonder what is causing them to derail?
An earlier thread if anyone is interested:
Train carrying crude derails in Virginia, bursts into flame
Local Lynchburg newspaper with photos, etc at this link;
Shades of Lac-Mégantic
Sounds like a great idea.
19th century technology + basic physics.
OIL TRAIN DERAILS OUTSIDE OF PITTSBURGH
February 14, 2014
Twenty-one cars from a train carrying Canadian crude oil and propane to the east coast derailed near Pittsburgh, in the latest in a string of oil train accidents.
Norfolk Southern officials said between 3,000 and 4,000 gallons of thick Canadian crude leaked out of three cars that overturned on an eastbound train bound for New Jersey in Vandergrift, Pa. The train was carrying Canadian oil to an asphalt plant near Philadelphia.
Shortly before 8 a.m. Thursday, the train derailed and hit an industrial building in the small industrial town in Westmoreland County, 25 miles east of Pittsburgh. The building is owned by MSI Corporation, a metals processing firm.
There were no reported injuries. First responders set up a containment area for the spilled oil before it could get into the nearby Kiskiminetas River, said John Poister, spokesman for the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection. Though no crude made it into the river, public drinking water facilities downstream were also alerted.
How many leftist wackos does it take to sabotage the tracks?
Let’s see. Crude oil carrying train derailments and fires in the last year:
Canada with loss of life
N. Central US (can’t recall where)
Lynchburg, VA 4/30/14
Pipeline spills and fires in the last year
Loss of life associated: ZERO still
president ZERO still as well
Pipelines are good, but not 100% safe. Nothing is...
CSX tracks near my office is busy... the juice train, Amtrak, autos and general freight.
Thank you for those links.
Thanks for that link.
Actually enviros oppose oil, period. If left to them, oil would stay in the ground.