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Oil train accident brings calls for tougher U.S. safety rules
illinois |
By Patrick Rucker WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A fiery oil train derailment in West Virginia this week exposes lax safety standards and strengthens the case for tougher U.S. rules governing such shipments, safety advocates said on Tuesday. This month, the [...]
Feb 27, 2015 9:16pm | 4 views | source: Yahoo

West Virginia oil train derailment: Fires for hours, smoke
west virginia |
Fires burned for hours after a train carrying more than 100 tankers of crude oil derailed in a snowstorm in West Virginia, sending a fireball into the sky and threatening the water supply of nearby residents, authorities and residents said Tuesday.[...]
Feb 27, 2015 10:55am | 3 views | source: Yahoo

McKeesport incident among derailments that prompt Casey to push 'crude-by ... - Tribune-Review
pennsylvania | 7 |
Tribune-ReviewA June 7 CSX freight train derailment on a bridge overlooking the Marina at McKees Point was one of at least three in the last 13 months on Southwestern Pennsylvania tracks. That and other incidents - including last week's West Virginia[...]
Feb 27, 2015 10:31am | 5 views | source: Yahoo

Oil train wrecks increase pressure for tougher safety rules - SFGate
virginia | Us |
SFGateLess than 48 hours later, a 109-car oil train derailed and caught fire in West Virginia, leaking oil into a Kanawha River tributary and burning a house to its foundation. As the fire spread across 19 of the cars, ... The two accidents follow a [...]
Feb 27, 2015 08:56am | 7 views | source: Yahoo

Fiery train wrecks put pressure on safety standards for oil transport
west virginia |
A combination photo shows a sequence of an explosion erupting from a CSX Corp train derailment in Mount Carbon, West Virginia pictured across the Kanawha River in Boomer, West Virginia February 16, 2015. Photo by Steve Keenan / Reuters WASHINGTON - F[...]
Feb 27, 2015 06:48am | 1 view | source: Yahoo

Expedite standards for more robust oil-tank rail cars, Casey says - Philly
charleston | west virginia |
Casey, in a letter to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), called on the agency to move quickly on its review of newer rail-car standards following the latest oil-train accident and explosion Feb. 16 in West Virginia. &'We want the administrati[...]
Feb 26, 2015 8:44pm | 9 views | source: Google / Philly.com

Trainer Teaches Dogs to Read - NBCNews
island | kentucky |
The Oct. 28 accident at the Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport (MARS), located on Wallops Island, Virginia, caused about $20 million in damages to the state-owned launch pad. Orbital was launching its third Antares rocket for NASA under a $1.9 billion .[...]
Feb 26, 2015 7:12pm | 0 view | source: Google / NBCNews.com

Off the Rails - Metroland
levels | west virginia |
and '?Is Albany Next?'? they were there to protest the growing volume of tanker trains on local tracks carrying the same highly combustible Bakken crude from North Dakota that derailed and exploded in West Virginia earlier last week. Recent ... '?As [...]
Feb 26, 2015 7:00pm | 2 views | source: Google / Metroland

Amid controversy, oil trains quietly rerouted through Virginia towns
virginia |
Hundreds of communities across the United States have become accustomed to the sight of mile-long oil trains rumbling by in recent years. Pembroke, Virginia, was not one of them, until now. CSX Corp is temporarily rerouting up to five oil trains thro[...]
Feb 26, 2015 5:57pm | 3 views | source: Yahoo

Derailed Train in West Virginia Had Safer Tank Cars - Insurance Journal
charleston | west virginia |
The fiery derailment of a train carrying crude oil in West Virginia earlier this month is one of three in the past year involving tank cars that already meet a higher safety standard than what federal law requires - leading some to suggest even tough[...]
Feb 26, 2015 5:54pm | 11 views | source: Google / Insurance Journal

Voices around New England - The Providence Journal
new hampshire | Nhight |
The Providence JournalTHE TOWN OF BOOMER, West Virginia, lived up to its name when 26 cars of a 109-tanker car CSX train derailed in the middle of the night, and 19 of them were engulfed in flames, shaking residents out of their sleep and producing h[...]
Feb 25, 2015 09:07am | 3 views | source: Yahoo

West Virginia Train Derailment Raises Safety Concerns Over Crude By Rail
ontario | Highway |
The fiery derailments of two trains carrying crude oil this week are raising fresh concerns about the safety of moving oil by rail. Recent accidents in West Virginia and Ontario come as federal regulators and transportation companies struggle to addr[...]
Feb 25, 2015 05:53am | 11 views | source: Yahoo

WV delegation critical of pipeline veto - West Virginia MetroNews
virginia | 6 |
West Virginia MetroNewsBy MetroNews Staff in News | February 24, 2015 at 6:39PM. WASHINGTON ... '?We just had a horrific train derailment with an explosion in West Virginia moving this oil through different parts of the country--that being said, ever[...]
Feb 24, 2015 11:41pm | 7 views | source: Yahoo

Oil tankers in fiery West Virginia crash were built with new safety features
north dakota |
The railroad cars involved in the fiery derailment in West Virginia on Monday were a newer model that was supposed to be safer than older tankers blamed in other recent oil train explosions.[...]
Feb 24, 2015 8:20pm | 17 views | source: Yahoo

California Metrolink Derailment Is Latest in Series of High-Profile Crashes - NBCNews
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NBCNews.comThat crash involved a train on the Metro-North system, which has been plagued by accidents in recent years. The oil train derailment in West Virginia is still under investigation, too. There have been at least 54 serious accidents in the U[...]
Feb 24, 2015 6:07pm | 5 views | source: Yahoo

Government, industry need to get rid of exploding oil tank cars - San Francisco Chronicle
san francisco | california |
When a train carrying crude oil derailed last week in West Virginia, sending up a fireball that burned for five days, communities on rail lines in California noted that the accident involved the newer - and it was hoped safer - CPC-1232 model tank ca[...]
Feb 24, 2015 5:03pm | 21 views | source: Google / San Francisco Chronicle

New report says oil trains endanger 25 million - People's World
lake | west virginia |
On the heels of two recent oil train derailments in Ontario and West Virginia, the Center for Biological Diversity released a report on Feb. 19 offering new details and insights into the immense risks posed by ... Noting the lack of safety regulation[...]
Feb 24, 2015 4:55pm | 25 views | source: Google / People's World

Latest fiery oil train crash alarms experts - Worcester Telegram
virginia | 6 |
Worcester TelegramBoth the West Virginia accident and the oil train derailment and fire in Ontario involved recently built tank cars that were supposed to be an improvement to a decades-old model in wide use that has proven susceptible to spills, fir[...]
Feb 24, 2015 06:53am | 11 views | source: Yahoo

Man working on railroad track in Chesapeake hit by train
Chesapeake | virginia |
Chesapeake, Virginia - Police are investigating an industrial accident where a man was hit by a train in the 400 block of Freeman Avenue. Police say the man was an employee of Norfolk & Portsmouth Belt Line and was working on the track when he was hi[...]
Feb 24, 2015 03:30am | 20 views | source: Yahoo

Feds Say Speed Not a Factor in West Virginia Oil Train Crash - Insurance Journal
virginia | -us-58-w |
Insurance JournalSpeed doesn't appear to have been a factor in an oil-train derailment in southern West Virginia, a federal transportation official said Thursday. The CSX train was going 33 mph at the time of the crash on Feb. 16 in the town of Mount[...]
Feb 23, 2015 6:06pm | 1 view | source: Yahoo

West Virginia accident renews concerns over oil trains in NY - Legislative Gazette
albany | new york |
Sandy Steubing, an environmental activist working with the nonprofit organization People of Albany United for Safe Energy, said pressure needs to be put on Commissioner Martens to use his summary abatement authority to stop the use of trains to ...[...]
Feb 23, 2015 5:37pm | 15 views | source: Google / Legislative Gazette

Shell's Washington rail project faces lengthy delay
Skagit | washington |
By Kristen Hays HOUSTON (Reuters) - Royal Dutch Shell's proposed crude-by-rail project in Washington state has been put on hold pending environmental review, just days after a pair of oil train derailments caused huge fires in Canada and West Virgini[...]
Feb 23, 2015 4:09pm | 21 views | source: Yahoo

State seeks more info on risky rail cargo - OCRegister
fullerton | california |
The fiery derailment this month of a train pulling more than a hundred tank cars of crude oil in West Virginia underscored ongoing demands by California officials for more information about hazardous materials moving through the state by rail ...[...]
Feb 23, 2015 06:27am | 28 views | source: Google / OCRegister

OTHER VIEWS: Oil train safety standards are way off track - The Bakersfield Californian
bakersfield | california |
In this case, no one died -- unlike the dramatic 2013 accident that obliterated part of a Quebec town and killed 47 people. In addition, the cars that derailed in West Virginia exceeded government safety standards. So did the cars that toppled off ..[...]
Feb 23, 2015 04:07am | 12 views | source: Google / The Bakersfield Californian

Derailment involving North Dakota crude sparks complaints - Casper Star-Tribune Online
casper | wyoming |
The oil train that exploded in West Virginia met the industry's voluntary 2011 safety standards, but an increase in accidents has the Obama administration considering tougher rules for tank cars - such as thicker tanks, shields to prevent tanks from [...]
Feb 23, 2015 03:17am | 6 views | source: Google / Casper Star-Tribune Online

Legislature must prevent an oil-train accident in Wash. - The Seattle Times
washington | I-5 |
The Seattle TimesAS Washington legislators weighed competing oil-train safety bills this past week, yet another train filled with volatile North Dakota crude oil derailed and exploded, this time in West Virginia. It provided still more evidence that [...]
Feb 22, 2015 8:12pm | 11 views | source: Yahoo

Oil-train accidents raise concern in Phila. - PowerSource
virginia | I-95 |
PowerSourceJust last month, a second CSX oil train left the tracks in a rail yard near 11th Street south of I-95. Neither accident caused a rupture or spill. Council took no action until after last week's West Virginia accident, when Councilman Kenya[...]
Feb 22, 2015 2:19pm | 2 views | source: Yahoo

West Virginia train derailment causes oil leak in river
Route 61 |
Evacuation is underway for some towns in West Virginia after a train derailed, causing an oil tanker to fall into the river. read more[...]
Feb 22, 2015 00:45am | 14 views | source: Yahoo

Rail plans worry local leaders - KARE
minneapolis | minnesota |
A proposed meeting of the rails in the Minneapolis northern suburbs has not pleased some local leaders. The project would create ... Such oil has been involved in fiery train disasters in recent years, including the recent accident in West Virginia a[...]
Feb 21, 2015 01:49am | 16 views | source: Google / KARE

Train carrying 3 million gallons of crude still burning
quebec |
MOUNT CARBON, W.Va. (AP) - Oil cars were still burning more than a day after a train carrying 3 million gallons of North Dakota crude derailed in a West Virginia snowstorm, shooting fireballs into the sky.[...]
Feb 20, 2015 7:19pm | 33 views | source: Yahoo

Amid controversy, oil trains quietly rerouted through Virginia towns
ohio | Us |
Hundreds of communities across the United States have become accustomed to the sight of mile-long oil trains rumbling by in recent years. Pembroke, Virginia, was not one of them, until now. CSX Corp is temporarily rerouting up to five oil trains thro[...]
Feb 20, 2015 11:10am | 19 views | source: Yahoo

DANGEROUS CARGO: State seeks train routing information
oregon | Us |
The fiery derailment this week of a train pulling more than a hundred tank cars of crude oil in West Virginia underscored on-going demands by California officials for more information about hazardous materials moving through the state by rail. The...[...]
Feb 20, 2015 10:03am | 12 views | source: Yahoo

Trains carrying explosive crude oil travel through Wisconsin - WISN Milwaukee
dodge | north dakota |
Plale said the crude oil is from the booming Bakken Oil fields of North Dakota. In recent years, it has churned out massive amounts of a highly combustible type of crude that has also triggered other fiery accidents in places like Lynchburg, Virginia[...]
Feb 20, 2015 04:18am | 3 views | source: Google / WISN Milwaukee

CSX Oil Train Was Not Speeding in West Virginia Crash, Inquiry Finds - New York Times
virginia | 8 |
New York TimesAn oil tanker train was traveling well within the speed limit when it crashed this week in West Virginia, federal officials said Thursday, but three days after the accident, they were still unable to reach parts of the wreckage because [...]
Feb 20, 2015 03:33am | 10 views | source: Yahoo

Older Virginia Reports by Our Users

QUESTION | Bristol | Virginia |
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1 car accident
Afton | Virginia | 1-64 Mm 93 East Bound
1 car speeding down the mountain runns off the road into the median and crashes into restraint fence in center of median throw gravel into oncoming lanes busting out windshields of east bound trffic[...]
| By rick | 428 views |

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