Sunday, March 8, 2015

As oil trains continue to derail, top Pennsylvania officials demand federal action

An analysis of those in danger in case of an oil train fire released last week by PublicSource showed three schools and a day-care center in Marietta and Columbia within the evacuation zone of Norfolk Southern's Port Road rail line along the Susquehanna.
They are the Susquehanna Waldorf School in Marietta, Little People Day Care in Columbia, and Park Elementary School and Our Lady of the Angels Catholic School in Columbia.
"The potential for disaster is too great to ignore," Gov. Tom Wolf wrote in a Feb. 27 letter to President Barack Obama in which he said oil train safety is a top priority for his administration.

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