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  • Atwater Village pipeline rupture spews crude oil

    Atwater Village pipeline rupture spews crude oil
    A rupture in an above-ground pipeline that sent roughly 10,000 gallons of crude oil spewing onto Atwater Village streets early Thursday appeared to have been caused by a valve failure, the pipeline company said. The rupture sprayed black oil 20 feet...
  • Oil spill cleanup in Atwater Village expected to take several days

    Oil spill cleanup in Atwater Village expected to take several days
    Cleanup of a 10,000-gallon crude oil spill in Atwater Village is expected to continue for several days, and roads remained closed in the area Friday, officials said. Crews continued Friday to power-spray affected asphalt, concrete and walls in the...
  • Trains and crude oil are too often an accident waiting to happen

    The fiery derailment in Virginia recently of a train transporting oil was the latest in a series of alarming accidents involving oil transport in North America in the last year. In 2013, more oil spilled from U.S. trains than in the previous four...
  • Sens. Warner and Kaine call for safer rail shipments for volatile crude oil

    Sens. Warner and Kaine call for safer rail shipments for volatile crude oil
    Sens. Mark Warner and Tim Kaine are calling for safer rail shipments of crude oil and better communication with first-responders after the train derailment in downtown Lynchburg that spilled 20,000 gallons of crude into the James River. In a letter...
  • Gov. McAuliffe in Lynchburg to thank first-responders for work on oil train derailment

    Gov. McAuliffe in Lynchburg to thank first-responders for work on oil train derailment
    Gov. Terry McAuliffe was set to be in Lynchburg Friday morning to thank first responders from last week’s oil train derailment and get briefed on ongoing cleanup efforts, his office says. A mile-long CSX tanker train carrying Bakken crude from...
  • One year ago, Blue Rhino propane-tank explosion lit up sky

    One year ago, Blue Rhino propane-tank explosion lit up sky
    TAVARES — "Blue Rhino" became part of the lexicon locally a year ago tonight when an explosion at the propane-tank plant shattered a quiet night. A sensational fireball lit up the sky after the accident, which occurred just before 11 p.m., and...
  • Staying on track

    The North American energy boom has helped the United States reduce its reliance on foreign markets and become a net oil exporter for the first time since 1995. But it has come at a risk: Trains carrying crude are crashing at an alarming rate, creating...
  • Lynchburg, Va., train derails, sending up fireball as cars topple

    Lynchburg, Va., train derails, sending up fireball as cars topple
    Flames and thick black smoke rose into the air after a train derailed Wednesday afternoon along a river in downtown Lynchburg, Va., toppling more than a dozen oil tanker cars and plunging several into the water. At least three of the oil tankers were...
  • Texas oil spill blocks Houston Ship Channel, threatens wildlife

    Oil spilled from a barge in Galveston Bay in Texas, blocking the busy Houston Ship Channel and threatening birds at a nearby wildlife sanctuary, officials and environmentalists said. U.S. Coast Guard officials said as much as 168,000 gallons of oil...
  • Texas oil spill harms wildlife; officials work to reopen ship channel

    Authorities in Texas were hoping to partially reopen the busy Houston Ship Channel on Monday, officials said, after a significant oil spill over the weekend that is harming wildlife and the local economy. [Updated, 5:35 p.m. March 24: The shipping...
  • Rail industry seeks delay for automated safety system

    Rail industry seeks delay for automated safety system
    WASHINGTON -- The railroad industry pressed lawmakers Thursday to extend a deadline for installing safety measures that were proposed after a 2008 collision involving a Los Angeles commuter train killed 25 people and injured more than 130 others. The...