After Passenger Train Derailment in Philadelphia Kills At Least 7, Attention Turns to Oil-by-Rail Hazards

AttachmentSize AMTRAK MAP.png571.29 KB This morning, investigators continue to search for missing Amtrak passengers, possibly thrown from a major train derailment and wreck in northeast Philadelphia Tuesday night. Already the casualty toll is one of the worst in recent memory, with at least seven people dead and over 200 injured after Amtrak’s Northeast Regional Train No. 188, carrying 258 passengers, derailed.Tags: PhiladelphiaAmtrakcrashwreckDisasteroil trainbomb traintankersPTCpositive train controllobbyingoil industryflexheavy axelbroken weldsbroken tracksmaintenancetraffic copsEnforcementFreight TrainsrailscatastropheBLEVEsewerstunnelspipelinestanker carsexplosionregulationsRulesspeed limitsAmerican Petroleum Institutesafety rulesnational transportation safety boardresidential neighborhoodurbanruralDerailmentderailevacuationcostsliabilitymanhole coversfumestoxic cloudsshrapnelcrudePhiladelphia Energy SolutionsBakken crudeemergency response planspreemption

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