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Burlington vigil to mark Quebec oil train wreck anniversary

Lac-Megantic Quebec, derailment

BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — Environmentalists in Vermont are planning a vigil to mark the third anniversary of the wreck of an oil train in Quebec that killed 47. The group, 350-Vermont, says the July 6, 2013 accident in southeastern Quebec highlighted the dangers of the growing use of trains to ship crude oil. The group is planning its event on ...

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Without Keystone, industry must find new paths for oil

TORONTO (AP) — Following the Obama administration’s rejection of the Keystone XL pipeline, the oil industry faces the tricky task of making sure the crude oil targeted for the pipeline still gets where it needs to go. The pipeline, first proposed by TransCanada Corp. in 2008, was projected to carry 800,000 barrels a day of crude from Canada and North ...

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Rail tracks in northeast Montana reopened after derailment

CULBERTSON, Mont. — Crews have reopened a rail line in northeast Montana where four tank cars derailed and leaked an estimated 35,000 gallons of oil. Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway spokesman Matt Jones says the track was reopened about 9 p.m. Friday. Twenty-two cars of a BNSF train hauling fuel from North Dakota derailed Thursday night about 5 miles east ...

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A timeline recent oil train crashes in the US and Canada

The derailment of an oil train in rural northeastern Montana follows a string of accidents as shipments of crude by rail have increased dramatically in recent years, driven by a surge in domestic production: — July 5, 2013: A runaway Montreal, Maine & Atlantic Railway train that had been left unattended derailed, spilling oil and catching fire inside the town ...

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CSX to hold public meeting on oil train derailment cleanup

MONTGOMERY — Five months after the CSX oil train derailment in Mount Carbon, the railroad will hold a “public availability session” later this month to discuss past, current and future cleanup efforts. According to information provided by the railroad, CSX remains in Phase I of a two-phase cleanup plan. This part focuses on short-term remediation efforts with the goal of ...

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Small town’s residents see remainder of oil train derailment

HEIMDAL, N.D. — Residents of a small North Dakota community are seeing what’s left over from the derailment of an oil train carrying about 180,000 gallons of crude. The train derailed and caught fire May 6, with the mainline running through the 22 person town of Heimdal. Residents were evacuated from their homes for about a day. “You know I ...

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Train derails in Louisiana; precautionary evacuation lifted

ADDIS, La. — A precautionary evacuation order issued after four chemical tanker cars derailed in Louisiana has been lifted. The cars derailed Tuesday in the West Baton Rouge Parish town of Addis around 1:30 p.m., news media outlets quoted authorities as saying. Parish officials say the evacuation was lifted early Wednesday. The investigation in the incident continues. Officials say they ...

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Tesoro building crude railcars stronger than new US rules require

HOUSTON – U.S. refiner Tesoro Corp has ordered new crude oil railcars with features that surpass safety standards that federal regulators set this month, executives told Reuters. The 210 tank cars being built in northern Louisiana are so-called pressure cars, with the same design as those that carry liquid petroleum gases such as propane and butane, gas cargoes that are ...

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6 dead, dozens injured in Amtrak wreck in Philadelphia

PHILADELPHIA — Daylight on Wednesday revealed the devastation caused by an Amtrak train derailment in Philadelphia that left at least six people dead and dozens injured, several critically, in a terrifying wreck that plunged passengers into darkness and chaos. Some passengers had to scramble through the windows of toppled cars to escape. One of the seven cars was severely mangled. ...

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