Train Derailment Still On the Minds Of Local and State Officials

CSX_LogoState records show, between two and five CSX tanker trains loaded with 1 million gallons or more of flammable crude oil cross Virginia’s midsection weekly. The Virginia Department of Emergency Management has released the report in response to the train derailed in downtown Lynchburg that dumped crude oil into the James River on April 30. In part, officials say, to “remove the perception that anything is being kept from response authorities or the public. CSX included information for emergency responders on how to handle a situation involving Bakken crude.

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