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CSX train carrying oil derails in Virginia in fiery blast [enviros prefer this over pipelines]
Reuters ^ | April 30, 2014 | Selam Gebrekidan

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.

(Excerpt) Read more at news.yahoo.com ...


TOPICS: Miscellaneous
KEYWORDS: csx; lacmegantic; lynchburg; oil; trainwreck
Environmentalists who oppose building new oil pipelines think that trains are a better way to carry oil.
1 posted on 04/30/2014 4:00:41 PM PDT by grundle
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To: grundle

Make able bodied welfare/unemployed carry the oil on their backs or pushed in wheel barrows.


2 posted on 04/30/2014 4:07:31 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: grundle

3 posted on 04/30/2014 4:11:17 PM PDT by EEGator
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To: grundle

Enviros and Cockroaches are the species!


4 posted on 04/30/2014 4:12:46 PM PDT by mongo141 (Revolution ver. 2.0, just a matter of when, not a matter of if!)
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To: grundle

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.


5 posted on 04/30/2014 4:13:15 PM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: grundle
It was the second oil-train accident this year for CSX.

Wonder what is causing them to derail?

6 posted on 04/30/2014 4:14:02 PM PDT by mdittmar
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An earlier thread if anyone is interested:

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Train carrying crude derails in Virginia, bursts into flame
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/3150537/posts


7 posted on 04/30/2014 4:15:13 PM PDT by deport
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To: deport

Local Lynchburg newspaper with photos, etc at this link;

http://www.newsadvance.com/news/local/train-derails-in-downtown-lynchburg/article_a28bf610-d092-11e3-b96d-001a4bcf6878.html


8 posted on 04/30/2014 4:18:14 PM PDT by deport
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To: grundle

Shades of Lac-Mégantic


9 posted on 04/30/2014 4:19:45 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: Paladin2

Sounds like a great idea.


10 posted on 04/30/2014 4:23:53 PM PDT by wally_bert (There are no winners in a game of losers. I'm Tommy Joyce, welcome to the Oriental Lounge.)
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To: mdittmar

19th century technology + basic physics.


11 posted on 04/30/2014 4:25:22 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: grundle

bttt


12 posted on 04/30/2014 4:42:35 PM PDT by TEXOKIE (We must surrender only to our Holy God and never to the evil that has befallen us.)
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To: grundle

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.

- See more at: http://www.alleghenyfront.org/story/oil-train-derails-outside-pittsburgh#sthash.PygtztUE.dpuf


13 posted on 04/30/2014 4:52:03 PM PDT by Haiku Guy (Health Care Haiku: If You Have a Right / To the Labor I Provide / I Must Be Your Slave)
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To: mdittmar
CSX tracks just outside my town.

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14 posted on 04/30/2014 5:55:56 PM PDT by Karl Spooner
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To: mdittmar

How many leftist wackos does it take to sabotage the tracks?


15 posted on 04/30/2014 6:15:26 PM PDT by Newtoidaho
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To: grundle

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
ZERO
Loss of life associated: ZERO still

president ZERO still as well


16 posted on 04/30/2014 6:41:26 PM PDT by Sequoyah101
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To: grundle
CSX is a well run company, but like most railroads, if you have a rail that move a hair, it will derail. Oil trains are a big part of railroads, but with rail at near capacity, it will happen. CSX moves chemical down the street in downtown Tampa to the port.

Pipelines are good, but not 100% safe. Nothing is...

17 posted on 04/30/2014 6:42:03 PM PDT by ExCTCitizen (I'm ExCTCitizen and I approve this reply. If it does offend Libs, I'm NOT sorry...)
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To: Karl Spooner

CSX tracks near my office is busy... the juice train, Amtrak, autos and general freight.


18 posted on 04/30/2014 6:45:20 PM PDT by ExCTCitizen (I'm ExCTCitizen and I approve this reply. If it does offend Libs, I'm NOT sorry...)
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To: deport

Thank you for those links.


19 posted on 04/30/2014 11:02:50 PM PDT by grundle
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To: Haiku Guy

Thanks for that link.


20 posted on 04/30/2014 11:03:42 PM PDT by grundle
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To: grundle

Actually enviros oppose oil, period. If left to them, oil would stay in the ground.


21 posted on 05/01/2014 3:11:14 AM PDT by Ahithophel (Communication is an art form susceptible to sudden technical failures)
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