Rail Company Fined $361,000 For Oil Train Spill Into Virginia River

Posted by Mike Confino, February 24, 2015

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Virginia environmental officials have proposed a $361,000 civil fine against CSX Transportation Inc. as punishment for a 2014 derailment that saw nearly 30,000 gallons of Bakken crude oil dumped in and around the James River.

In a consent order released Monday, the state Department of Environmental Quality said CSX should also pay the agency $18,574 for costs associated with investigating the April spill. In that incident, 17 oil tankers came off the tracks, and three were sent directly into the James. Local officials reported an explosion “causing extensive flames and dense black smoke.”

via Rail Company Fined $361,000 For Oil Train Spill Into Virginia River | ThinkProgress.

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