- United Transportation Union - http://utu.org -

Canada reports crude oil as explosive as gas

Posted By rob On March 7, 2014 @ 8:54 am In News,Recent Updates | Comments Disabled

oil-train-railTORONTO — The crude oil that exploded during a fatal derailment in Quebec last year that killed 47 people had characteristics similar to that of unleaded gasoline, a highly flammable liquid, Canada’s transportation safety agency said Thursday.

The Transportation Safety Board said in a newly released report that the crude tested by Canada’s transportation agency had a low flash point, which refers to the temperature at which the crude gives off enough vapor to ignite in air.

Read the complete story at The Bismarck Tribune.


Article printed from United Transportation Union: http://utu.org

URL to article: http://utu.org/2014/03/07/canada-reports-crude-oil-as-explosive-as-gas/

Copyright © 2011 United Transportation Union. All rights reserved.