Tuesday, March 10, 2015
Fourth Oil Train Derailment in a Month and Twelfth for the Year
This is yet another oil train wreck in what is an increasingly commonplace occurrence. There have been 12 oil train derailments so far this year and four in the last month alone.
The three other fiery oil train derailments in North America include one in West Virginia and another in Illinois.
What makes these oil train derailments, fires and spills even more troubling is the fact that 3 out of the 4 occurred with the supposedly safer CPC-1232, which replaced the DOT-111s.
Together these wrecks prove that the transportation of oil by rail is not safe.
Posted by Richard Matthews