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Alabama oil train disaster met with official neglect

(Source: The Institute for Southern Studies, January 21, 2014)

DURHAM, N.C. -- Shortly after midnight on Nov. 8, 2013, a train carrying crude oil from North Dakota's Bakken shale formation derailed and caught fire in western Alabama, spilling nearly 750,000 gallons of its 2 million gallon load of crude in wetlands a half-mile south of the town of Aliceville. The wetlands drain into a tributary of the Lubbub Creek, which empties into the Tombigbee River.

Full story: www.southernstudies.org

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

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