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Twenty-one crude tankers derail in west Pennsylvania

A Norfolk Southern Corp train carrying crude oil derailed in western Pennsylvania on February 13, 2014, although there has yet to be reports of a spill, fire or injuries at the scene.


A Norfolk Southern Corp train carrying crude oil derailed in western Pennsylvania on February 13, 2014, although there has yet to be reports of a spill, fire or injuries at the scene.

According to early reports from Reuters, 21 tanker cars derailed and crashed into an industrial complex building.

The train was heading from Pittsburgh to Philadelphia carrying crude oil and some propane gas.

Norfolk Southern Corp’s subsidiary Norfolk Southern Railway Co. operates approximately 20,000 miles of railroad in 22 states and the District of Columbia, according to the company’s website.

According to new data from the Pipeline and Hazardous Material Safety Administration, more U.S. trains spilled oil in 2013 than all of 1975 to 2010 combined. 


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