This is an excellent short video on the dangers of shipping highly volatile Bakken crude oil by rail. The moderators point out that the Bakken crude oil, which has a flash point of under 74 degrees, is often shipped DOT-111 cars designed for liquids, not hazardous materials, and that they sheer on impact.
The video’s focus is shipment of oil along the Hudson River to the Port of Albany, but the video is relevant to any community through which “Bomb Trains” pass.
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