17 Feb '15, 9pm

Oil trains are blowing up all over the place

Two tanker trains full of crude oil have derailed and burst into flames in the last few days, one in West Virginia and one in Ontario. They’re the most recent examples of a phenomenon that’s increasingly common as fracking for oil becomes a top American pastime. The West Virginia accident happened on Monday — and the aftermath stretched well into Tuesday. The AP reports : Fires burned for hours Tuesday after a train carrying 109 tankers of crude oil derailed in a snowstorm alongside a West Virginia creek, sending fireballs into the sky and threatening the nearby water supply. Hundreds of families were evacuated and two water treatment plants were shut down after dozens of the cars left the tracks and 19 caught fire Monday afternoon, creating shuddering explosions and intense heat. Part of the formation hit and set fire to a house, and one person was treated for smoke inhal...

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Oil trains are blowing up all over the place

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