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A train hauling crude oil caught fire in Canada sparking debate about reliability.

Rail safety has become a central issue in Canada since the July disaster in Lac-Megantic, Quebec, when a runaway train carrying crude oil exploded in the center of the lakeside town, killing 47 people.

But in contrast to Lac-Megantic, where the explosions razed dozens of buildings in the center of town, pictures from near Gainford showed Saturday’s fire was burning alongside a road in open country, with fields and forests on either side.

Still, Gainford residents were asked to leave their homes because of the risk of another explosion, and Canada’s Transportation Safety Board (TSB) said the evacuation would continue for as long as needed – up to 72 hours. The main east-west highway traversing central Alberta was also closed.

In other words - pipelines really are the safer bet… Via Al Jazeera America

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  7. garett-stp said: Or it’s a conspiracy to make people believe that pipelines are the safer/more environmentally friendly choice rather than trains when the train disaster was the result of mechanical failure and or human error. Pipelines also fail. It’s all about $$$$
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