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Quinault Raise Alarm Yet Again After Two Oil Trains Derail in One Weekend

 Oil train derailments such as this one from November 7, 2015, in Wisconsin are an all too common sight, the Quinault Nation says. Photo: Indian Country Today

Oil train derailments such as this one from November 7, 2015, in Wisconsin are an all too common sight, the Quinault Nation says. Photo: Indian Country Today

by Indian Country Today, Nov 12, 2015

Two more derailments of oil-bearing trains last weekend, these two in Wisconsin, have prompted the Quinault Nation to issue yet another warning about the dangers inherent in such transport.

“The frequency of these train crashes combined with the danger they pose to people and to the environment that sustains us should alarm everyone, everywhere, to the point that they take a stand against increased oil train traffic,” said Quinault Nation President Fawn Sharp in a statement on Tuesday November 10. Read the rest of this entry

Train carrying crude oil derails near Gogama, Ont.

CN Railway train derailed near Gogoma, Ontario, March 7, 2015.

CN Railway train derailed near Gogoma, Ontario, March 7, 2015.

This is the 4th train derailment in northern Ontario this year

CBC News, Mar 07, 2015

Several cars have caught fire after a Canadian National Railway train carrying crude oil derailed in northern Ontario, prompting officials to advise nearby residents to stay indoors and avoid consuming water from local sources.

Ontario Provincial Police were called to the scene at approximately 2:45 a.m. ET. The Transportation Safety Board said 30 to 40 cars derailed four kilometres southwest of Gogama, Ont., and there were no initial reports of injuries

Several cars have caught fire, police said, and others entered the Mattagami River System. Read the rest of this entry

Gogama crude oil spill worries nearby Mattagami First Nation

CN rail cars carrying oil derailed on Feb 14, 2015.

CN rail cars carrying oil derailed on Feb 14, 2015 near the community of Mattagami First Nation in northern Ontario.

Cleanup continues at the site of a CN train derailment northwest of Gogama, Ont.

CBC News, Feb 19, 2015

Mattagami First Nation is sounding the alarm about a CN rail spill near the community.

The First Nation said Saturday’s derailment involving 29 crude oil tankers occurred on its traditional territory, located 40 kilometres north of the community.

Ontario’s Regional Chief Stan Beardy is advocating for the community to make sure the site is cleaned, as he’s concerned about the spill causing environmental damage. Read the rest of this entry

Train that derailed in West Virginia had newer crude oil tanker cars

A CSX Corp train burns after derailment in Mount Carbon, West Virginia pictured across the Kanawha River in Boomer, West Virginia February 16, 2015. A CSX Corp train hauling North Dakota crude derailed in West Virginia on Monday, setting a number of cars ablaze, destroying a house and forcing the evacuation of two towns in the second significant oil-train incident in three days. REUTERS/Marcus Constantino

A CSX Corp train burns after derailment in Mount Carbon, West Virginia pictured across the Kanawha River in Boomer, West Virginia February 16, 2015.  A CSX Corp train hauling North Dakota crude derailed in West Virginia on Monday, setting a number of cars ablaze, destroying a house and forcing the evacuation of two towns in the second significant oil-train incident in three days. REUTERS/Marcus Constantino

By Jeff Pegues, CBS News, Feb 17, 2015

MOUNT CARBON, W.Va. — A day after a train carrying three million gallons of crude oil derailed in West Virginia, firefighters are still waiting for the flames to die out — and a community is in turmoil. Investigators finally got closer to the crash scene on Tuesday.

As many as 28 of the 109 tank cars went off the tracks. Several ruptured, leaking crude oil. 911 calls sounded the alarm. Read the rest of this entry