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Train carrying oil derails, catches fire in Canada
Fuel Fix ^ | January 8, 2014 | Associated Press

Posted on 01/08/2014 8:18:36 AM PST by thackney

Officials in Canada said a derailed freight train carrying crude oil and propane continued to burn Wednesday morning, while they prepared to launch aerial surveillance and more than 100 residents remained evacuated from their homes. There were no deaths or injuries.

“The biggest concern is the propane cars,” the fire chief of the nearby community of Plaster Rock, Tim Corbin, said Wednesday morning, according to CBC News. “That’s our biggest concern because if they happen to explode, we’re looking at major damage.”

The derailment late Tuesday in a sparsely populated region of New Brunswick again raised concerns about the increasing use of rail to transport oil throughout North America. In July, 47 people were killed in Lac-Megantic, Quebec, when a train carrying crude oil derailed.

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TOPICS: Canada; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: energy; oil; rail; train
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1 posted on 01/08/2014 8:18:37 AM PST by thackney
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To: thackney

Thank-you Obama for derailling the pipeline!


2 posted on 01/08/2014 8:19:57 AM PST by Biggirl (“Go, do not be afraid, and serve”-Pope Francis)
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CN train carrying crude oil derailed, on fire near Plaster Rock
http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/new-brunswick/cn-train-carrying-crude-oil-derailed-on-fire-near-plaster-rock-1.2487977

CN Rail says 16 cars derailed, 8 carrying dangerous goods and one locomotive

First responders unable to approach the fire amid safety concerns

Hazardous material responders expected to arrive overnight

No injuries reported


3 posted on 01/08/2014 8:20:26 AM PST by thackney (life is fragile, handle with prayer)
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http://www.businessweek.com/news/2014-01-08/train-carrying-dangerous-materials-derails-in-eastern-canada

A helicopter is being brought in today to pinpoint what is ablaze in the wreckage of the 122-car train that jumped the tracks about 7 p.m. local time yesterday near the town of Plaster Rock, said Jim Feeny, a railroad spokesman. There are 14 cars and a locomotive in the fire zone, Feeny said.

“This morning, very soon, we will have aerial surveillance,” Feeny said by telephone. “We will be able to get ground forces in, safely, closer to the cars, and determine exactly what is on fire. That will determine what we and local authorities need to do to develop the response plan.”


4 posted on 01/08/2014 8:21:40 AM PST by thackney (life is fragile, handle with prayer)
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To: thackney

“Shivering Canadians stand next to the smoldering ruins and warm their hands...”


5 posted on 01/08/2014 8:21:55 AM PST by OrangeHoof (2001-2008: "Dissent Is Patriotism!" 2009-2016: "Dissent Is Racism!")
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http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/01/08/canada-train-brakes-idUSO8N0HR02C20140108

An “undesired brake application” caused Tuesday night’s derailment in New Brunswick of a Canadian National Railway train carrying crude oil and propane tanker cars, the Transportation Safety Board of Canada said on Wednesday


6 posted on 01/08/2014 8:22:31 AM PST by thackney (life is fragile, handle with prayer)
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7 posted on 01/08/2014 8:26:37 AM PST by thackney (life is fragile, handle with prayer)
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To: thackney

Whatch for the liberal media saying this new disaster is no reason to build a pipeline. Meanwhile every time a gnat sneezes it’s an excuse to drive THEIR agenda.


8 posted on 01/08/2014 8:28:21 AM PST by thorvaldr
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To: thackney

Bill Gates (major investor in CN), like Warren Buffett (major investor in BNSF), loves transporting oil by rail instead of much safer pipelines.


9 posted on 01/08/2014 8:29:38 AM PST by Paine in the Neck (Socialism consumes everything)
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To: Paine in the Neck

Buffet owns BN outright.


10 posted on 01/08/2014 8:31:44 AM PST by Eric in the Ozarks ("Say Not the Struggle Naught Availeth.")
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To: thackney

Environmental Terrorism?


11 posted on 01/08/2014 8:32:46 AM PST by Erik Latranyi (When religions have to beg the gov't for a waiver, we are already under socialism.)
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To: thackney
“The biggest concern is the propane cars,” the fire chief said

With very good reason, the below was a huge disaster.

Kingman, AZ propane tank car explosion

12 posted on 01/08/2014 8:35:09 AM PST by jazusamo ([Obama] A Truly Great Phony -- Thomas Sowell http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/3058949/posts)
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To: thackney

We buy a lot of lumber from Twin Rivers Forest Products in Plaster Rock, NB. I am sure this will screw up rail traffic again for the next couple weeks, just like the last time.


13 posted on 01/08/2014 8:39:45 AM PST by woodbutcher1963
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To: thackney

Is this yet another new one? There was one last week, is this a new one?


14 posted on 01/08/2014 8:40:19 AM PST by RinaseaofDs
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To: thackney

Another Obama disaster.


15 posted on 01/08/2014 8:41:53 AM PST by Enterprise ("Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities." Voltaire)
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To: Erik Latranyi

Guessing with absolutely no information, I would suspect cold related in either equipment failure or operator taking shortcuts.


16 posted on 01/08/2014 8:42:09 AM PST by thackney (life is fragile, handle with prayer)
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To: jazusamo

Wow! That was a WTF story! Definitely an out of control situation.


17 posted on 01/08/2014 8:44:15 AM PST by US_MilitaryRules (Tastes like Heaven, Burns like Hell! Mmmmmm. What is it?)
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To: RinaseaofDs

This happened yesterday.


18 posted on 01/08/2014 8:45:07 AM PST by thackney (life is fragile, handle with prayer)
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To: Eric in the Ozarks

Right. It slipped my mind that he bought the rest of it a couple of years ago.


19 posted on 01/08/2014 8:47:06 AM PST by Paine in the Neck (Socialism consumes everything)
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To: thackney

This is two in as many months, I believe.

What’s going on?


20 posted on 01/08/2014 8:50:28 AM PST by cuban leaf (I'm now in central KY partly due to Revelation 18:4)
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To: cuban leaf

Oil Boom Keeps Driving Increases In North America Rail Traffic
http://www.ibtimes.com/oil-boom-keeps-driving-increases-north-america-rail-traffic-1408794

The high stakes of oil by rail
http://www.calgaryherald.com/news/metro/high+stakes+rail/9125990/story.html

Concern Over Safety Grows as More Oil Rides the Rails
http://www.nytimes.com/2014/01/03/us/concern-over-safety-grows-as-more-oil-rides-the-rails.html?_r=0

North Dakota oil rail shipments expected to spike
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/3101356/posts


21 posted on 01/08/2014 8:56:43 AM PST by thackney (life is fragile, handle with prayer)
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To: cuban leaf

Click for source

22 posted on 01/08/2014 8:58:47 AM PST by thackney (life is fragile, handle with prayer)
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To: thackney

How can we go so long without any major derailments, and then suddenly have two huge ones so close together? Feels strange.


23 posted on 01/08/2014 9:09:58 AM PST by RinaseaofDs
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To: RinaseaofDs

The amount of oil moved by rail has doubled in the last few years.

The other derailments don’t tend to make national news without the petroleum.


24 posted on 01/08/2014 9:14:41 AM PST by thackney (life is fragile, handle with prayer)
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To: RinaseaofDs

Derailments happen all the time. The only ones that make the news are the ones that kill people or have the potential to kills hundreds.

These typically mean the train cars have: propane, clorine hydroxide, oil, or some other chemical that goes BOOM, or if you breath it you die.

I am a lumber broker. We have derailments of railcars loaded with lumber, plywood, osb all the time. Typically the railroad cleans it up and it gets resold at some discount to its original price, depending on the damage to the product.
We make a lot of money reselling salvage products. The insurance companies come to us and it goes to a bid. Best offer gets it.

Accidents happen with anything shipped on a truck, boat, railcar. The only ones that make the national news are the ones the can cause harm to life and limb.


25 posted on 01/09/2014 6:17:26 AM PST by woodbutcher1963
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To: woodbutcher1963

Thanks for the information! Would you happen to know what the statistics are for derailments, or help me to know where to look?

I’m interested in derailments per major rail line, derailments as a percent of rail shipped product, etc.

Also, if I wanted to find people who sell salvaged products, how would I go about that, and I’m specifically interested in products salvaged from shipping accidents.

Many thanks!


26 posted on 01/09/2014 6:59:28 AM PST by RinaseaofDs
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To: RinaseaofDs

I am not sure where to look, but I am sure there is some govt. agency that keeps track of that kind of stuff.


27 posted on 01/10/2014 7:25:24 AM PST by woodbutcher1963
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