Incredible Footage of Oil Tanker Train Explosion


Video of a 109-car oil transport train exploding in West Virginia on February 16th has gone viral. Parts of Kanawha and Fayette counties were on fire for days.

The above video was captured by a local resident, giving you a sense of how close these deadly trains come to large populations. ThinkProgress has laid out the history of these accidents, and explains why oil trains like these are carrying more crude oil and going faster than ever before.

Here is our post featuring Vice’s “The Crude Gamble of Oil by Rail” that predicted exactly what happened in West Virginia.

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