Ala. derailment may reignite crude safety issues

Nov 12, 2013 | 04:38 PM | Thorsten Schier

Tags  Alabama derailment, Genesee & Wyoming, GWI, train derailment, crude by rail, Don Hartley, Alabama Emergency Management Agency, TransCanada Keystone XL pipeline

NEW YORK — A 90-car Genesee & Wyoming Inc. (GWI) train carrying crude oil to Walnut Hill, Fla., from Amory, Miss., derailed Nov. 8 near Aliceville, Ala., possibly posing further questions about rail’s ability to safely transport crude oil.

"I have 11 counties that I’m in charge of, and there’s been nothing like this," Alabama Emergency Management Agency regional coordinator Don Hartley told AMM.

Hartley noted that 20 of 26 derailed cars caught fire, although GWI said in updates on its website Nov. 8 that 11 cars were burning.....





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