TV News LIES

Thursday, Jul 24th

Last update02:13:59 AM GMT

You are here News Environment Major fire, explosion after train carrying crude oil derails in Lynchburg, Virginia

Major fire, explosion after train carrying crude oil derails in Lynchburg, Virginia

E-mail Print PDF

Virginia train fireA train carrying crude oil derailed and crashed in downtown Lynchburg, Va. Wednesday, evacuating the immediate downtown area as it was seen billowing with extreme smoke and fire.

The city says no injuries have been reported from the explosive crash around 2 p.m. EST near The Depot Grille which reportedly dumped crude oil into the James River.

Lynchburg police and fire personnel were actively at the scene while advising residents to stay out of the downtown area. City officials also say that the city's drinking water has not been affected by the spill.

The city reports that 12 to 14 tanker cars were carrying crude oil when the CSX train crashed. Of those cars, three or four tanker cars breached.

A photo taken on the other side of the river showed around three tanker cars in the water.

"The cause of the derailment has not been determined at this time," the city said in a statement. "CSX officials are working to remove the portion of the train that is blocking workers from leaving Griffin Pipe Foundry located in the lower basin."

More...


Most Recent Related Stories...


Maine Victory: City Council Prevents Tar Sands Oil Exports

maine tar sands victoryThe fight against extreme energy extraction, now ongoing in hundreds of communities across the United States...

Scientist: "We Are Living in the Steroid Era of the Climate System"

Climate changeJune 2014 has become the second consecutive record-setting month for heat, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric...

Fire at fracking fluid storage site in North Dakota sparks concerns

Fracking fluid fire ND-North Dakota's Health Department said it's surveying air quality near the site of a fire at...

Sierra Club irked by U.S. liquefied natural gas export stance

Sieerra Club opposes LNG exportsU.S. policies on the export of liquefied natural gas are out of step with renewable and...
 
America's # 1 Enemy
Tee Shirt
& Help Support TvNewsLIES.org!
TVNL Tee Shirt
 
TVNL TOTE BAG
Conserve our Planet
& Help Support TvNewsLIES.org!
 
Get your 9/11 & Media
Deception Dollars
& Help Support TvNewsLIES.org!
 
The Loaded Deck
The First & the Best!
The Media & Bush Admin Exposed!