AP Counts 10 Recent Oil Train Wrecks Since 2008
Also in the toll: 47 dead and three million gallons of crude oil spilled. Very troubling:
Adding to the danger is the high volatility of the light, sweet crude from the fast-growing Bakken oil patch in Montana and North Dakota, where many of the trains originate. Because it contains more natural gas than heavier crude, Bakken oil can have a lower ignition point. Of the six oil trains that derailed and caught fire since 2008, four came from the Bakken and each caused at least one explosion.
Oh my god!!! We must outlaw trains!!!
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