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  • West Virginia train derailment sends oil tanker into river

     West Virginia train derailment sends oil tanker into river
    A train carrying more than 100 tankers of crude oil derailed during a snowstorm in southern West Virginia on Monday, sending at least one tanker into a river, igniting at least 14 in all and sending a fireball hundreds of feet into the sky, officials...
  • State of emergency declared in West Virginia after train derails, explodes

    State of emergency declared in West Virginia after train derails, explodes
    A train derailment Monday afternoon in West Virginia caused multiple explosions and a massive fire, and the CSX-owned train is leaking crude oil into the Kanawha River, officials said. Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin declared a state of emergency about 6 p.m....
  • Southern storm hits nation's capital while heading to East Coast

    Southern storm hits nation's capital while heading to East Coast
    The season's first major snow storm to blast large parts of the South struck early Tuesday at the nation's capital, poised to head up the winter-weary East Coast. After weeks of snow in the Northeast, the mid-February storm raked several Southern...
  • CSX train headed to Yorktown derails, bursts into flame

    CSX train headed to Yorktown derails, bursts into flame
    MOUNT CARBON, W.Va. — A train carrying more than 100 tankers of crude oil derailed in southern West Virginia on Monday, sending at least one into the Kanawha River, igniting at least 14 tankers and sparking a house fire, officials said. The...
  • Runaway lumber-filled railcar rolls through 12 Midvalley intersections before stopping

    Runaway lumber-filled railcar rolls through 12 Midvalley intersections before stopping
    A runaway railroad car packed with lumber rolled through the Midvalley and into Scranton on Thursday. Around 5:25 p.m., a car on the Delaware & Lackawanna Railroad tracks in Archbald came loose. Once the car began rolling away, emergency procedures...
  • Route 83 reopened in Palos following tanker spill caused by crash

    Route 83 reopened in Palos following tanker spill caused by crash
    An accident shut down a portion of Illinois Route 83 in Palos Heights after a FedEx truck struck an oil tanker causing a small spill Tuesday morning, Palos Heights Fire Protection District officials said. The FedEx truck hit the tanker while pulling...
  • District 220 to train staff on new emergency protocols issued by DHS

    Fire and tornado drills have long been in place in schools throughout the country, but officials are now considering other possible threats — such as an active shooter entering the building. Barrington District 220 leaders are working with the...
  • State proposes fining CSX for Lynchburg oil spill

    State proposes fining CSX for Lynchburg oil spill
    Virginia's environmental regulators want to fine CSX Transportation $361,000 for the April 2014 derailment in Lynchburg that spilled more than 29,000 gallons of oil into the James River. The fine is part of a proposed agreement between the railroad and...
  • BP, striking union workers clash over safety issues at refinery

    BP, striking union workers clash over safety issues at refinery
    Striking BP Whiting Refinery employees cite safety as a key issue in the negotiations between the United Steelworkers and oil companies, and they say they don't have to look further back than Wednesday or beyond their own plant as proof that their...
  • Oil train heading to Yorktown derails in West Virginia, 2 towns evacuated

    WASHINGTON — A train carrying crude oil derailed and caught fire Monday in West Virginia, less than two weeks after the U.S. Department of Transportation sent a package of new rail safety regulations to the White House for review. The CSX train was...
  • Water supply off-limits in Montana town after Yellowstone River oil spill

    Water supply off-limits in Montana town after Yellowstone River oil spill
    More than 5,000 people in the rural Montana city of Glendive have been told not to use municipal water because elevated levels of cancer-causing benzene were found downstream from a weekend crude oil spill into the Yellowstone River. Officials said they...