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Message Posted: Dec 31, 2013 11:45:31 AM

It hasn't been a kind year to rail companies hauling crude. Several significant derailments have left many dead, and many more asking questions on the safety of hauling millions of barrels of crude oil via rail.

The latest incident happened yesterday in Casselton, North Dakota, where apparently a grain train derailed, pushing a crude oil train on the rail next to it off the track, leading to a massive fire.

Voluntary evacuations were in order for the community of Casselton, with experts scrambling to measure air quality to make sure the heavy black smoke wasn't impacting near by residents.

Casselton is located west of Fargo, near the Minnesota-North Dakota border. The train belongs to Burlingston Northern Santa...

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cobeng10
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Message Posted: Jan 28, 2014 11:55:21 AM

Pow or boom
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Message Posted: Jan 28, 2014 10:48:40 AM

if the oil wasn't so crude, maybe this could have been avoided.
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Message Posted: Jan 28, 2014 10:47:58 AM

pow
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Message Posted: Jan 28, 2014 10:47:50 AM

boom
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Message Posted: Jan 17, 2014 12:27:47 AM

Old news, was already discussed.
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Some buddies in the dog house.
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Message Posted: Jan 9, 2014 3:03:05 AM

Oops
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Message Posted: Jan 8, 2014 12:03:43 AM

Hobby: not when you consider all issues. Then, neither is truly safe.
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Message Posted: Jan 7, 2014 6:14:11 AM

Does anyone think rail transport of crude oil is safer and less costly than pipeline transport of crude oil?
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Message Posted: Jan 7, 2014 5:48:22 AM

at least it wasn't quite another Lac Megantic...
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Message Posted: Jan 6, 2014 5:25:17 AM

indeed JJJ.

There is also the consideration that the oil is more corrosive due to fracking residues.
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Message Posted: Jan 5, 2014 11:01:34 AM

Grain ethanol and crude oil don't mix.
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Message Posted: Jan 5, 2014 6:58:23 AM

seems lots of factors played a role in this crash. Unfortunate for the area's residents.
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Message Posted: Jan 4, 2014 11:10:50 AM

The Big Bang theory!
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Message Posted: Jan 3, 2014 12:06:05 PM

At least there were no injuries.
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Message Posted: Jan 2, 2014 3:36:54 PM

Very unfortunate incident.
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Message Posted: Jan 2, 2014 12:28:12 PM

Not good.
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Message Posted: Jan 2, 2014 7:21:41 AM

sad
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Message Posted: Jan 2, 2014 7:14:02 AM

Old news
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Message Posted: Jan 2, 2014 6:09:03 AM

Its done and over.....MOVE ON....
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Message Posted: Jan 2, 2014 6:02:08 AM

Wow, so a grain rail train is at fault?

Wow!
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Message Posted: Jan 2, 2014 5:59:44 AM

I agree with you Petrock!!!
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Message Posted: Jan 2, 2014 5:59:22 AM

Old and stale.
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Message Posted: Jan 2, 2014 5:59:02 AM

Ok
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Message Posted: Jan 2, 2014 5:58:54 AM

old
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Message Posted: Jan 2, 2014 5:56:28 AM

Let's approve some pipelines ... then there will not be so much oil going by rail!
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Message Posted: Jan 2, 2014 5:55:54 AM

not true
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Message Posted: Jan 2, 2014 5:55:26 AM

not good
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Message Posted: Jan 2, 2014 5:54:24 AM

Accidents are a terrible thing.
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Message Posted: Jan 2, 2014 5:51:59 AM

accidents happen every day...some are just bigger than others.
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Message Posted: Jan 2, 2014 5:51:50 AM

VERY OLD.
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Message Posted: Jan 2, 2014 5:49:22 AM

Old news
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Message Posted: Jan 2, 2014 5:46:17 AM

I'd be surprised if a derailed train carrying oil didn't catch fire
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Message Posted: Jan 2, 2014 5:44:41 AM

Grew up a block from train tracks, luckily nothing ever happened.
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Message Posted: Jan 2, 2014 5:44:32 AM

Can you say pipeline?
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Pipelines are worse.
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Old news.
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Old news
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still don't won't that keystone?
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Old news..
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Wow
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Hate to hear about it, it looked bad on TV. Glad to find out no one
was hurt
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Old News
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old news
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Okay.
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Someone will have to look into this. Twice in the same state.
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Message Posted: Jan 2, 2014 5:30:12 AM

Has there ever been pipeline spill?
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OK
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i wonder if its still buring, 3 days later
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Message Posted: Jan 2, 2014 5:25:04 AM

Yea, but didn't you here, trains are much safer than pipelines. Yeah! Right!
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