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I thought it would be a good idea to document this event from Friday February 28, 2014 here on the great orange satan. I searched and could not find another post. It did not receive much news coverage. I live within 10 miles of the rail yard where this happened and within two miles of tracks that carry trains of these oil tank cars.

Here is the news release from the New York State Department of Transportation WEBSITE

ALBANY, NY (02/28/2014)(readMedia)-- The New York State Department of Transportation is investigating the derailment Friday night of thirteen tank cars carrying crude oil at the Selkirk Rail Yard south of Albany. All thirteen tank cars remain upright, no oil has spilled, and there were no injuries. The cause of the accident is under investigation. The Department of Environmental Conservation is also on the scene. CSX is working to re-rail the derailed cars.
There is some more news coverage below the orange oil spot.

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From the local news paper The Times Union


The derailment of 13 tank cars carrying crude oil at the Selkirk rail yard Friday night involved no rollovers, no spills and no injuries, according to shipper CSX and state regulators.

That's no reason for residents to rest easy, said one industry observer, as the incident comes amid heightened scrutiny of crude oil shipments nationally and locally.

From NBC Recent CSX derailment fuels concerns
Crude oil shipments have been a growing concern for many residents in the Capital Region and the recent derailment of 13 tank cars carrying crude oil at the Selkirk Rail Yard may be fueling the controversy. A local Earth Justice attorney says it should be a wake-up call.

"Is it going to take fire and explosion with loss of life, destruction of property for people to wake up?" asks Earth Justice Attorney Christopher Amato.

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Originally posted to jbob on Tue Mar 04, 2014 at 09:34 AM PST.

Also republished by Climate Change SOS.

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