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    Another train carrying oil crashes & catches fire...this time in North Dakota

    If only we had a pipeline...

    A tiny North Dakota town was evacuated Wednesday after a train carrying crude oil derailed and several cars burst into flames, local authorities said. It is the latest in a string of explosive oil train derailments that have raised concerns about the large volume of crude moving across America's tracks.

    No injuries have been reported from the derailment of a BNSF train near Heimdal, North Dakota. The town, which in 2010 had a population of 27, has been evacuated, as have farms near the crash site.

    Heimdal, North Dakota, Evacuated After Fiery Oil Train Crash - NBC News

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    Re: Another train carrying oil crashes & catches fire...this time in North Dakota

    Quote Originally Posted by Roadvirus View Post
    If only we had a pipeline...
    Do pipelines not fail or something?


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    Re: Another train carrying oil crashes & catches fire...this time in North Dakota

    Quote Originally Posted by TheDemSocialist View Post
    Do pipelines not fail or something?
    They're generally not moving at 60 mph.
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    Re: Another train carrying oil crashes & catches fire...this time in North Dakota

    Quote Originally Posted by WCH View Post
    They're generally not moving at 60 mph.
    That didnt answer my question.


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    Re: Another train carrying oil crashes & catches fire...this time in North Dakota

    You should be excited about this then!
    DOT Announces Final Rule to Strengthen Safe Transportation of Flammable Liquids by Rail | Department of Transportation
    "WASHINGTON – U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx today announced a final rule for the safe transportation of flammable liquids by rail. The final rule, developed by the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) and Federal Railroad Administration (FRA), in coordination with Canada, focuses on safety improvements that are designed to prevent accidents, mitigate consequences in the event of an accident, and support emergency response. - See more at: http://www.dot.gov/briefing-room/final-rule-on-safe-rail-transport-of-flammable-liquids#sthash.Y8llPD0Y.dpuf"


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    Re: Another train carrying oil crashes & catches fire...this time in North Dakota

    Yes, pipelines do fail

    PG&E fined $1.4B for San Bruno pipeline blast

    and trains sometime wreck. As do ships, semi trucks ,etc.

    imi, It is a bad comparison to look at trains vs. pipelines.

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    Re: Another train carrying oil crashes & catches fire...this time in North Dakota

    Quote Originally Posted by TheDemSocialist View Post
    Do pipelines not fail or something?
    My experience with Super Mario World tells me that pipes can do amazing things, take you to incredible places, and they rarely break.
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    Re: Another train carrying oil crashes & catches fire...this time in North Dakota

    Quote Originally Posted by TheDemSocialist View Post
    That didnt answer my question.
    Sometimes they do fail but, seldom does it cause a major catastrophe.
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    Re: Another train carrying oil crashes & catches fire...this time in North Dakota

    Quote Originally Posted by WCH View Post
    Sometimes they do fail but, seldom does it cause a major catastrophe.
    And sometime rail fails. You agree we need more regulations then? Do you agree with the new regulations coming out from the Department of Transportation?


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    Re: Another train carrying oil crashes & catches fire...this time in North Dakota

    Quote Originally Posted by TheDemSocialist View Post
    And sometime rail fails. You agree we need more regulations then? Do you agree with the new regulations coming out from the Department of Transportation?
    Safety is good.
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