Update on Bakken Oil Train Derailment in WV; Unreported Fact

Last week MDN told you about the latest train derailment hauling Bakken crude oil that occurred in West Virginia (see Bakken Oil Train Derails in WV: Destroys House, 2 Towns Evacuated). The good news is that no one was injured in the accident. However, it was/is a major disruption in the area where it happened, in Fayette County. Some of the oil ended up in the Kanawha River, one house was destroyed and two towns were evacuated. What a mess. We have an update on where things stand, along with new news that the rail cars hauling the crude were NOT the older DOT-111 style cars that have been criticized as not being strong enough–but indeed they were the newer CPC 1232 tanker cars…

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