Shipping Crude Oil By Train Unsafe at Any Speed

Arteries of death, oil pipelines, trains, tankers.

Fracked oil is more volatile, safety standards on the freight trains have been relaxed.

For what are we waiting, a tanker freight train to explode in a major city, hundreds dead?

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5 Responses to “Shipping Crude Oil By Train Unsafe at Any Speed”

  1. Peter Coulson Says:

    Everybody has lived with this for years. The main artery pipeline from Southampton passes through Farnborough feeding the airport on its way to Heathrow.

  2. keithpp Says:

    We had slavery for years.

    We had Apartheid for years.

    We have had occupation of Palestine for years.

    It does not make any of it right.

  3. keithpp Says:

    The pipeline running Southampton to Heathrow is underground, it is not carrying volatile fracked oil or highly corrosive diluted tar sands.

    There has now been a large number of ruptured pipelines carrying diluted tar sands. One of the worst, there was no contingency plans in place, it was hours if not days before they shut off the valves to stop the flow.

  4. keithpp Says:

    Aviation fuel via pipeline Southampton to Heathrow, has no comparison with what is happening in US and Canada, where cities and pristine environments are being put at risk with the shipping of diluted tar sands bitumen and fracked oil.

    https://www.popularresistance.org/enbridge-line-4-spills-1350-barrels-of-oil-in-2-minutes-26-seconds/

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