OIL TRAIN EXPLOSIONS: A TIMELINE IN PICTURES
Posted on February 22, 2021
Ten explosions in two years, and no end in sight.
This article is part of the series Oil Train Explosions and Derailments
At 7:15 this morning, yet another crude oil train erupted into an inferno, this time near a small town in central North Dakota. As these wildly dangerous trains continue to explode—at least 10 in the last two years—it’s become challenging to keep track of them all. So, for the record, we’ve assembled here a pictorial timeline of North America’s bomb trains.
Last week, the Obama administration adopted new regulations that will phase out many of the most hazardous tank cars over the next five to six years. The regulations also substantially reduce public oversight of train movements and industry behavior.
We will update this post as new explosions occur.
Money, Mississippi: April 30, 2017
Mosier, Oregon: June 3, 2016
Heimdal, North Dakota: May 6, 2015
Gogama, Ontario: March 7, 2015
Galena, Illinois: March 5, 2015