December 22, 2014

Train carrying crude oil derails, explodes in Ala.

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A 90-car train carrying crude oil derailed and exploded in a rural area of western Alabama early on Friday, leaving 11 cars burning and potentially bolstering the push for tougher regulation of a boom in moving oil by rail. No injuries have been reported, but 20 of the train’s cars derailed and 11 were still [...]

No lights, faded signs at train crash site

A preliminary report by the National Transportation Safety Board June 12 found that the Rosedale intersection where a CSX train derailed and exploded last month had no active warning lights or gates. In addition, two yellow stop signs “had faded significantly, and both had been displaced from their original mountings,” the report stated. Read the [...]

Calif. propane tank car fire forces mass evacuation

UPDATE: Fire officials said at 10:30 p.m., Pacific time, Wednesday, Aug. 24, that the effort to siphon the remaining propane from the burning tank car has been successful and that the evacuation order should be rescinded before dawn Aug. 25. LINCOLN, Calif. – A tank car filled with 29,000 pounds of liquid propane was on fire Wednesday [...]