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How to implode an oil train tanker (VIDEO)

If an oil tanker is on the path to destruction, it usually meets its end after a derailment and the [possible] subsequent explosions. But what it would take to make one implode? In their usual tongue in cheek, “don’t try this at home” fashion, the team on the Discovery Channel’s MythBusters recently took on the challenge of destroying an oil ...

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Oil train ablaze in W.Va. passed safely in Ohio

DEFIANCE – About 27 hours before it derailed and burned in southern West Virginia, a CSX Transportation train loaded with more than 3 million gallons of North Dakota crude oil headed for Virginia rolled without incident through this northwest Ohio city. Its trip took it through Holgate, North Baltimore, and several smaller towns before it made a slow turn to ...

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Quebec explosion highlights risk of oil transport – KXNet.com

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By MATTHEW DALY Associated PressWASHINGTON (AP) – The deadly explosion of a runaway oil train in Canada highlights the risks that come from transporting oil, no matter the method.Spills from rail cars occur more frequently than from pipelines, but tend to be smaller. And pipelines can be built to avoid population centers and fragile ecosystems, while trains travel routes where ...

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