The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) has issued four urgent recommendations calling for more robust and fire-resistant rail cars to be produced to safely carry flammable liquids such as crude oil and ethanol.
Investigators from the National Transportation Safety Board’s (NTSB) office of Railroad, Pipeline, and Hazardous Materials are in communication with the Federal Railroad Administration and CSX emergency response crews on Monday’s train derailment near Mt. Carbon, West Virginia.
Dozens of residents in Saskatchewan, Canada were evacuated yesterday after a train carrying hazardous materials derailed, spilling petroleum distillate and bursting into flames. Petroleum distillates are used in diesel, kerosene, heating oil and jet fuel.
Canadian Pacific Railroad cars derailed Monday in Albany
May 16, 2014
New York State Department of Transportation (NYSDOT) Commissioner Joan McDonald said the Department will issue the maximum fine allowed under state law to Canadian Pacific Railroad for failing to report, as required, the derailment of four tank cars carrying crude oil early Monday morning in Albany.