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WonderfulMI

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Message Posted: May 1, 2014 3:26:20 PM

(Not that anyone can read this . . .)

CNN) -- A pillar of black smoke billowed over downtown Lynchburg, Virginia, after a train carrying crude oil jumped its tracks and caught fire Wednesday afternoon, city officials said.

Between 12 and 14 cars from a CSX freight train were involved in the derailment, which occurred along the James River and left oil burning along the river's surface, city government spokeswoman JoAnn Martin said.

About 50,000 gallons of crude oil are missing from the tankers, she said. It's unclear how much of the oil burned in the blaze and how much spilled into the water.

Buildings near the derailment were evacuated for several hours, and firefighters let the fire burn out on its own, she said.
Train derailed in Virginia
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52MPG
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Message Posted: May 3, 2014 12:05:08 AM

How many cars derail in a year?
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lesndave
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Message Posted: May 2, 2014 11:06:34 PM

So, are there more of these kinds of accidents lately, or are they just publicized more?
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alterman156
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Message Posted: May 2, 2014 2:48:38 AM

Replace the DOT-111 tank cars with a better model.
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drobbbb
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Message Posted: May 1, 2014 11:39:08 PM

need safety enforcement
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TopGunn
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Message Posted: May 1, 2014 11:11:27 PM

Safety first - not last.
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FocusST2
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Message Posted: May 1, 2014 8:44:50 PM

Time to raise gas prices.......
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MLB2701
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Message Posted: May 1, 2014 7:33:36 PM

Build the pipeline now!!
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eye-spy
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Message Posted: May 1, 2014 6:56:36 PM

But we don't need pipelines...right??
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MassGas007
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Message Posted: May 1, 2014 6:13:18 PM

Pipe line
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polaris2
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Message Posted: May 1, 2014 6:06:37 PM

build a pipeline
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MidNJ
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Message Posted: May 1, 2014 5:57:26 PM

Hearing about it more often.
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Message Posted: May 1, 2014 5:43:41 PM

fish taste oily.
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jjjleblanc
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Message Posted: May 1, 2014 5:42:47 PM

Happening more often.
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ciscodr
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Message Posted: May 1, 2014 5:36:37 PM

why so many accidents
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PathfinderSC
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Message Posted: May 1, 2014 5:06:51 PM

You never heard of trains derailing like this, It is like someone is doing this to get the pipeline .
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humblepie
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Message Posted: May 1, 2014 4:58:58 PM

more old railcar carnage
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Message Posted: May 1, 2014 4:36:47 PM

Not AGAIN...
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tutaw
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Message Posted: May 1, 2014 4:32:27 PM

This is not good news
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DLCarpernet
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Message Posted: May 1, 2014 4:31:44 PM

Nothing good to say about this. Too bad for the local area.
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PrinceLH
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Message Posted: May 1, 2014 4:24:21 PM

Let me guess....higher prices!
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SUV2009
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Message Posted: May 1, 2014 4:03:49 PM

Okay this seems to be making the news more so guess what you get to pay more.
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Message Posted: May 1, 2014 3:51:58 PM

Should have used a pipeline !!
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Message Posted: May 1, 2014 3:45:12 PM

ok
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FlatulenceOdor
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Message Posted: May 1, 2014 3:44:28 PM

Repost
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Message Posted: May 1, 2014 3:41:12 PM

What a mess!
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