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MAY 01, 2014 - San Francisco Chronicle

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Tankers carrying oil derail, catch fire in Va.

CSX crews were on the scene Thursday trying to quickly clean up and clear what city officials described as more than a dozen derailed train cars, some carrying crude oil. There have been eight significant oil train accidents in the U.S. and Canada in the past year involving trains hauling crude oil, including several that resulted in spectacular fires, according to the safety board. Lynchburg city manager Kimball Payne said about 50,000 gallons of oil were missing from the tankers, but fire officials were unsure how much had burned up and how much had spilled into the water. [...] ... Read More

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