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Penn. train derailment leaks thousands of gallons of oil, sends car into building

13.02.2014 22:47

A 120-car train making its way across Pennsylvania derailed Thursday morning, spilling thousands of gallons of oil and alarming observers who have called for stricter safety standards on trains hauling hazardous material.

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Rudy Caparros 25.02.2014 20:44

CHLORINE GAS TRANSPORTATION SAFETY
First Responders ask federal administrations to consider adding secondary containment to rail tank cars used to transport chlorine gas, providing lifesaving safety to First Responders and the public they serve. See First Responders Comments at PETITION C KIT.

 

Eric T Styles 15.02.2014 01:03

Inspection and maintenance is usually a priority for rail operations. With hundreds of thousands of miles across the country it's a massive undertaking. Many of the main lines have a computerized system that can detect a break in the rails electronically. There's lots of other ways to intentionally cause one. Whether it was a pro-pipeline terrorist or foreign, there has been a lot of these. Our aging infrastructure will be our Achilles Heel. For decades trillions were spent on destroying the infrastructure of other nations than repairing our own.

 

Billy Wible 14.02.2014 14:33

Someone could be hammering rail road spikes into the rail joints, on turns it will derail a train.They did away with most joints I dont how much.

 

Jason Bedard 14.02.2014 13:19

See kids, this is what happens when you put coins on the track and try to flatten them out.

 

Vollie Evony 14.02.2014 10:15

Ronin was the one that derailed the train! He has all but admitted it, call 911.

 

Michael Levy 14.02.2014 07:54

Perhaps instead of starting wars all over the place, a few dollars could be invested in upgrading your infra structure. I could'nt believe in 1976 , that i was still able to see a man with a red flag walking in front of a train. (Indianapolis) The railroad track was so bent and uneven, it looked like the loco would fall off the rails at walking pace.

 

Nidal Fuad Abu-younis 14.02.2014 07:02

The transportation must achieved by planes, to prevent such cases, how to live in future and mars and others execept death and death preventing our pass!

 

Lizzie Taylor 14.02.2014 05:31

I smell a big oily conspiracy here... and the troll sticks out like a sore thumb.

 

John Carpenter 14.02.2014 04:03

[quote name='Ronin Mielecki' time='14.02.2014 01:43']there might be a lot less spills of crude oil based products. may if there were more pipelines built(keystone and others).
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Did you ever see so many train wrecks of oil tankers? (Before the Keystone Pipeline was being resisted, I mean.) I don't remember any, until KXL reared its greasy head.

 

Ronin Mielecki 14.02.2014 01:43

there might be a lot less spills of crude oil based products. may if there were more pipelines built(keystone and others).

 

Donny Tramo 13.02.2014 23:31

Norfolk Southern is not New Jersey based. It is Virginia based.

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