A train carrying crude oil derailed Apr. 30 in Lynchburg, Virginia, setting 3 cars on fire, CSX Transportation announced. The fire was quickly extinguished and no injuries were reported, although some businesses and residents nearby were evacuated, it said.
“CSX is responding fully, with emergency response personnel, safety and environmental experts, community support teams and other resources on site and on the way,” it said, adding that the train was travelling from Chicago to Virginia when it derailed about 15 rail cars.
There also were reports that crude spilled into the nearby James River, and that Richmond and other communities downstream were preparing for possible drinking-water supply impacts.
Looks like we should get that Keystone XL pipeline approved as pipelines are the safest way to move oil – OBVIOUSLY!