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Oil Train Carrying Crude from ND Fracking Operation Explodes in VA

Oil Train Carrying Crude from ND Fracking Operation Explodes in VA
A train carrying oil exploded in Lynchburg, VA Tuesday, spilling at least 50,000 gallons of crude, much of it into the James River. DeSmogBlog has learned that the train was carrying oil gleaned from the Bakken shale in North Dakota, a fracking operation that would likely be on the proposed route of the Keystone XL pipeline.
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REPORT: Fracked Oil in ND Train Explosion Packed With Volatile Chemicals

REPORT: Fracked Oil in ND Train Explosion Packed With Volatile Chemicals
On January 2, the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration issued a major safety alert, declaring oil obtained via fracking in the Bakken Shale may be more chemically explosive than the agency or industry previously admitted publicly. Yet, an exclusive DeSmogBlog investigation reveals the company receiving that oil downstream from BNSF already admitted as much in a September 2012 permit application to the Missouri Department of Natural Resources.
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