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  • Oil train derailment in Lynchburg, Va., raises safety questions

    A train hauling crude oil that derailed Wednesday near downtown Lynchburg, Va., sending a giant fireball and acrid smoke into the sky, raised further concerns about public safety as railroads sharply increase the amount of oil they transport. About 15...
  • NTSB begins inquiry of fiery crude oil train derailment in Virginia

    A 105-car train stocked with Bakken shale crude oil was traveling slower than the 25-mph speed limit when 13 tankers near the front tumbled off a Virginia railroad track, causing a fire whose heat could be felt high atop neighboring skyscrapers, an...
  • 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...
  • 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...
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  • L.A. River spared in 10,000-gallon Atwater Village oil spill

    L.A. River spared in 10,000-gallon Atwater Village oil spill
    No crude oil from a 10,000-gallon spill in Atwater Village entered the L.A. River, officials said Thursday as they continued to clean up the slippery mess. An L.A. County official said it could take a few days to clean up the spill, which occurred...
  • 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...
  • L.A. oil spill: 10,000 gallons could take 24 hours to clean up

    L.A. oil spill: 10,000 gallons could take 24 hours to clean up
    A 10,000-gallon crude-oil spill in Atwater Village early Thursday was expected to take 24 hours to fully clean up, officials said. Firefighters responding to the spill shortly after 1 a.m. in the 5100 block of West San Fernando Road were able to hem...
  • Fire forces evacuation of San Onofre nuclear plant

    An out-of-control brush fire at Camp Pendleton was creeping closer to the San Onofre nuclear power plant, prompting evacuations. Southern California Edison said in a tweet that "about a dozen non-essential employees evacuated" from the plant because...
  • Brush fires break out and spread in northern San Diego County

    Brush fires break out and spread in northern San Diego County
    Brush fires broke out Wednesday in more than half a dozen spots in northern San Diego County and spread at a dangerous pace as hot, dry, erratic winds, backed by record temperatures, raked Southern California for a second day. Elsewhere, crews battled...
  • San Diego County fires: New evacuation orders made in San Marcos

    San Diego County fires: New evacuation orders made in San Marcos
    The focal point in the battle to tame raging wildfires in San Diego County shifted late Wednesday to the San Marcos area, where hundreds of new mandatory evacuation orders were issued and firefighters were  making a stand to protect hillside homes...