Oil Train Derails in Lynchburg, Virginia

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Oil Train Derails in Lynchburg, Virginia

Latest incident comes amid safety debate over rail transport of crude.
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Thursday, May 1, 2014 - 11:45am

A train carrying crude oil derailed Wednesday afternoon in Lynchburg, Virginia, sending flames and black plumes of smoke into the air near a railside eatery and pedestrian waterfront along the James River. Approximately 15 cars were involved in the derailment of the train, which was en route from Chicago to Virginia, according to the train's operator, CSX.

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