Another oil car derailment

There is no safe way to transport tar sands oil:

A major train derailment has occurred near Wadena, Sask., prompting authorities to keep people well back from burning railcars and huge plumes of smoke that may be toxic.​

The CN Rail derailment happened at 10:40 a.m. CST Tuesday about 20 kilometres west of the town of 1,300, which is about 230 kilometres east of Saskatoon.

Officials are worried about toxic smoke from the burning cars and are keeping people eight kilometres from the scene.

Six of them contained hazardous materials, including four that had either hydrochloric acid or caustic soda. … The other two had petroleum distillates, CN said.

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  1. It is a scientific fact (saying ‘scientific fact’ pisses off the fascist right wing) that coal-fired power plants give off huge amounts of radiation. Far more than nuclear power plants. There is an oil glut. The price of oil has dropped $10 bucks a barrel over the last 60 days. We are producing so much oil in the United States that the capitalists (big oil) want to be allowed to sell it overseas. That’s against the law today for obvious reasons. But if our incumbent congresspeople do away with the law then American consumers will suffer. Prices will go up here at home as supplies are eliminated through overseas oil sales. The glut will end. Capitalists sure are crafty devils.

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