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Nicoalbum
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Message Posted: May 1, 2014 1:18:24 PM

A freight train carrying crude oil derailed in Lynchburg, VA, yesterday afternoon, erupting into flames and sending plumes of thick black smoke into the air

Some of the flames reached about 80ft high and could be seen throughout Lynchburg, witnesses told

There have been no injuries reported in the accident

The train went off the rails in Lynchburg’s downtown around 1:45PM according to WSET

A witness told that station that he saw the dirt and stone beneath the train give way, leading to the derailment. The train had 12 to 14 tankers carrying crude oil

People in the nearby area have been evacuated. Authorities do not yet know the cause of the derailment

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Raider44
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Message Posted: May 2, 2014 9:46:20 AM

re reason to support pipeline.
VickersJB
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Message Posted: May 2, 2014 9:42:19 AM

That is too bad. If only there were an alternative way to transport crude oil over large distances...
humblepie
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Message Posted: May 2, 2014 12:54:06 AM

just more rail insanity
MrLefty0706
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Message Posted: May 1, 2014 11:02:59 PM

What are the odds of pipeline supporter sabotage?
JAPA1
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Message Posted: May 1, 2014 10:30:30 PM

Here we go again, not a pretty situation! Pipe line may not be a bad thought!
lisenclose
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Message Posted: May 1, 2014 8:38:36 PM

messy
Wally3023
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Message Posted: May 1, 2014 7:12:16 PM

Good to know. Very informative.
ostrichNV
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Message Posted: May 1, 2014 6:57:57 PM

No, I don't think I sound like a broken record when I say, again and again: This kind of accident is why we need fixed pipelines -- like Keystone -- not mobile transport of oil and gas by truck or rail...
afghaned
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Message Posted: May 1, 2014 5:57:01 PM

Shows pipelines are safer. This time they were lucky no one was hurt. Remember Lac Megantic in Quebec.
jimgraham
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Message Posted: May 1, 2014 5:55:56 PM

I like the lead in fire and explosions - - but they aren't from the fire in the headline - they are from a Boston fire!

Thought I was looking at FAUX News!!!!
jjjleblanc
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Message Posted: May 1, 2014 5:46:04 PM

They are incredible.
ciscodr
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Message Posted: May 1, 2014 5:37:24 PM

amazing
PathfinderSC
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Message Posted: May 1, 2014 5:29:28 PM

Not good.
humblepie
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Message Posted: May 1, 2014 4:57:13 PM

more rail carnage
CocoPaz
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Message Posted: May 1, 2014 4:39:51 PM

"Ok" is NOT a proper response to this article. Very sad story.
kyjlh
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Message Posted: May 1, 2014 3:46:47 PM

ok
papajcs
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Message Posted: May 1, 2014 3:45:50 PM

Another mess to clean up!
FranklinON
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Message Posted: May 1, 2014 3:26:42 PM

No, it does not make the case for pipelines. They fail due to ground instability as well.

Seeing the photos must bring back bad memories for the people of Lac-MĂ©gantic.
FPLREP
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Message Posted: May 1, 2014 3:04:07 PM

Making the case for pipelines all the time.
Night Owl
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Message Posted: May 1, 2014 2:27:46 PM

Yet another train derailment? This is getting ridiculous.
Amplion
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Message Posted: May 1, 2014 2:17:27 PM

Embargo BAKKEN CRUDE until it can be moved safely !!!
rjojo40AL
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Message Posted: May 1, 2014 2:11:45 PM

Another Spill? come on folks get it together.
GasPriceHelp4u
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Message Posted: May 1, 2014 2:11:37 PM

It is pretty sad, need to fix this!!!
panteraone
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Message Posted: May 1, 2014 2:07:14 PM

sad news
Buck_on_Bass
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Message Posted: May 1, 2014 2:05:04 PM

Water can damages pipelines and railroad tracks. How much damage was created a couple of years ago when an Exxon pipeline crossing the Yellowstone river failed due to the supporting soil being washed out even though the pipeline was several feet below the riverbed?
lyanMI
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Message Posted: May 1, 2014 1:59:25 PM

not good
dunesfly
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Message Posted: May 1, 2014 1:59:12 PM

unbelieveable
shivarr
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Message Posted: May 1, 2014 1:54:54 PM

ok
MemoryFoam
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Message Posted: May 1, 2014 1:54:35 PM

Remind me, again, how the Keystone pipeline would affect rail infrastructure and safety in Lynchburg, VA
qwerty17
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Message Posted: May 1, 2014 1:38:24 PM

yikes.
jamofsocal
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Message Posted: May 1, 2014 1:36:53 PM

So no pipelines and no federal funds to secure the nations railroad tracks. And yet they demand that everyone pay their fair share.
c0wb0y
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Message Posted: May 1, 2014 1:36:14 PM

Not good.
FlatulenceOdor
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Message Posted: May 1, 2014 1:34:28 PM

What's that thing they want to build called, but can't because of our administration/government? Oh yeah Keystone.

[Edited by: FlatulenceOdor at 5/1/2014 1:36:07 PM EST]
easydriver11
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Message Posted: May 1, 2014 1:29:49 PM

so
easydriver11
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Message Posted: May 1, 2014 1:28:45 PM

ok
hmw10284
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Message Posted: May 1, 2014 1:24:49 PM

Which is safer? Do a little risk analysis on your own. Make a list of all the things that can go wrong with each method of transportation. Then look at each vulnerability and assess how likely and with what frequency each scenario is likely to happen. The look at each option with an eye towards loss of life and property.
djwhit
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Message Posted: May 1, 2014 1:24:39 PM

WELL, SHIP BY PIPLELINE..........
evowner
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Message Posted: May 1, 2014 1:23:30 PM

Maybe all the bad press about the railroad wreaks really just shows how bad our infrastructure is. Getting this "news" our there is probably a priority of the pipeline advocates.
hmw10284
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Message Posted: May 1, 2014 1:20:39 PM

The blame should land squarely on those who oppose a much safe method of transport for the oil.
lippoe_sokan
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Message Posted: May 1, 2014 1:20:19 PM

For all their issues, I believe pipelines are preferable to trains for moving oil. I don't know if data supports this belief, however, and I'd really like to know.
Nicoalbum
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Message Posted: May 1, 2014 1:18:51 PM

What Bakken can do to your backyard
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