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Mississippi town evacuated after train derailment spills flammable chemicals

31.01.2014 20:13

Dozens of families were forced from their southeastern Mississippi homes Friday after a train derailed, tipping over cars carrying fuel oil and methanol and causing officials to grow concerned about another potentially deadly chemical spill.

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rudy caparros 10.02.2014 19:29

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.


Waterflaws in Denver 03.02.2014 21:00

If Al-Quaeda had done it, we would have already attacked Iran. When a CORPORATION does it,m it's just an unavoidable part of our greatest religion, "CAPITALISM&quo t;, to be cleaned up by taxpayers then forgotten. I say "Never forgive, never forget."


Dave Harpe 03.02.2014 18:11

All the recent derailments in the United States are more evidence of our crumbling infrastructure and lack of needed maintenance on rails and everything else. We have millions of unemployed people, billions of dollars sequestered in the bloated bank accounts of the super rich, and lots of work that needs to be done. Unfortunately, those rich people control the government, and they are going to make sure they never have to pay their share of the taxes. That means no money will be available for maintenance, and this situation can only get worse and worse as time goes on.


Diez Sanchez 03.02.2014 02:43

Hey all ya! The dump is open for busines! USA needs jobs so bring your toxins & we will inject in the ground & call it Frak jobs! Or we will simply accidently spill toxins in the water like west virginia after we legally get your corp off the legal hook getting tax payers to foot the clean up bill! Finally we can go old school , & just have the all to common train derailment! Don't worry , about the toxins, USA just see's potential jobs! Can you imagine how low IQ & gullinle the next generation will be! Aaagh!


Zeitgeisttt 01.02.2014 02:53

This is minor compared to a pipeline leaks...


Stacy Hightower 01.02.2014 00:30

When you're shipping oil, methanol, and fertilizer between Mississippi and Alabama wouldn't it seem appropriate and certainly not a waste of time and money to inspect the tracks? Being from the magnolia state myself I am grateful they haven't the money or concern about reducing carbon emissions enough to put in cable cars, a monorail, or God forbid, a subway system! The only safe mode of travel there is in a tractor. Great job, y'all! And certainly there's no need to spend more than a day cleaning it up! Duh, that's what topsoil is for!

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