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CSX: Derailed train in West Virginia hauled newer-model tank cars

Tuesday, February 17, 2015 - 00:45

CSX Corp said the oil train that derailed in West Virginia was hauling newer model tank cars, not the older versions widely criticized. Nathan Frandino reports.

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Twenty-five train cars... abandoned and up in smoke. Officials with no choice but to let the cars burn out. Transportation company CSX said on Tuesday the oil train that derailed and then exploded in West Virginia on Monday was still leaking oil. CSX also said that the train was hauling newer model tank cars, not the older versions widely criticized as prone to puncture. The fires destroyed one house and resulted in the evacuation of two nearby towns. No serious injuries were reported. CSX said cleanup would begin once it's safe to reach the site.

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CSX: Derailed train in West Virginia hauled newer-model tank cars

Tuesday, February 17, 2015 - 00:45