Yet another oil train involved in accident

A Canadian National Railway (CNI) train transporting propane and crude oil caught fire late yesterday after derailing in northwest New Brunswick in Canada.

There don't appear to have been any injuries, while 45 homes were evacuated.

The derailment is the latest in a series of accidents over the past year involving oil trains, including one just over a week ago in North Dakota, which caused explosions.

The amount of oil transported by train has jumped, as pipelines haven't been able to keep up with the American oil boom. The accidents have raised fears about safety and have come as the U.S. reviews the proposal to build the Keystone XL pipeline (TRP).

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  • al roman
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    Infrastructure,infrast... & Engineer's & trained and experienced crew that have a stake in the operation that have a good working relationship with the authorities and agencies that oversee operation's.
    8 Jan 2014, 07:55 AM Reply Like
  • tomlos
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    hello pipelines... new properly secured pipelines.
    8 Jan 2014, 08:15 AM Reply Like
  • Davin Research
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    Train catches fire its easier to see. Pipeline leaks a ton before anyone notices. By rail releases less per volume transported than by pipeline.
    8 Jan 2014, 11:02 AM Reply Like
  • honeycakes
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    Remotely control any geo-positioned transport you like -
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    “ Industrial Sabotage made as easy as 1-2-3 ”


    It will take a little more patience and a couple' deaths of magnates
    to truly be rid of twentieth century thinking. What I mean is,
    a pipeline has limited purpose, if not just one.
    Train tracks can carry several types of cargo.


    'Planned accidents' only show how desperate the old geezers have become
    regarding the manipulation of public opinion.
    8 Jan 2014, 01:02 PM Reply Like
  • Jeb Walport
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    Just curious, does any one of the anti-pipeline posters know what a smart pig is (the ones used in pipelines, not the ones that escaped Uncle Sid's farm). ???
    9 Jan 2014, 01:43 PM Reply Like
  • al roman
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    Do they still run Ultra sound on the track.
    9 Jan 2014, 01:46 PM Reply Like
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