Sunday, April 26, 2015

Rising awareness of oil train dangers; Milwaukee hearing Wed.

[Updated, 8:30 p.m. Tuesday] The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel carries a thorough story in advance of a City Hall public hearing Wednesday about risks to densely-populated neighborhoods associated with a surge in trains carrying volatile Bakken shale crude oil through Milwaukee.

A supportive editorial was added by the paper Tuesday evening.

The hearing begins at 9:00 a.m. in Room 301-B, should be well-attended, will provide important information and sentiment, and could last for several hours.

Below is a photo I took and began posting in early January that tells you all you need to know about what an oil train derailment with its potentially-explosive crude oil cargo could do to downtown Milwaukee, or another Wisconsin community.
Oil train passing through Milwaukee's Third Ward above 1st Street at 12 noon.

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