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“We got lucky:” Four years after Lac-Megantic, another oil train accident

(Source: DeSmog Blog, July 13, 2017)

NEW YORK — “We were very lucky in this instance,” Plainfield Fire Chief David Riddle said. “There was no fire, nobody got hurt by the grace of God.” As the residents of Lac-Megantic were preparing to acknowledge the 4th anniversary of the oil train disaster that leveled and poisoned their downtown and killed 47 people, residents of Plainfield, Illinois were happy to just be complaining about the odor of spilled oil after a train pulling 115 tank cars of Canadian crude oil derailed near their neighborhood.

Full story: DeSmog Blog

Friday, July 14, 2017

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