Monday, January 27, 2014

Stunning Fact: 92,000 Oil Train Tankers Are Not Puncture Resistant

The more I learn about the risks of transporting volatile North Dakota crude by train the more that I worry. The facts are ugly, really scary.

For example, 92,000 rail oil tankers transporting crude are not puncture resistant!

In one derailment, 18 of 20 tankers that derailed punctured and exploded. This is scandalous!

Another scandal is the chemical spill in West Virginia that polluted drinking water to 300,000 people. The West Virginia chemical spill and oil train explosions have a common cause--too little and too lax regulation.

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