January 10, 2019 - Just Northeast of Albany, a freight train derails in Hoosick Falls...
Dear @NYSPHA / @HealthNYGov Freight train derails near Hoosick Falls https://t.co/PzCXDG5Dbk yet @CityofUtica / @MVHealthSystem say, “Build new Oneida County hospital 1,400 ft from @CSX mainline!” Really? pic.twitter.com/UVaTCQDmAP— #NoHospitalDowntown (@NoHospitalDwtn) January 10, 2019
No propane leaks found during North Hoosick train derailment incident https://t.co/EZMdQpke4d— Troy Record (@troyrecord) January 10, 2019
"...derailment included several propane tankers, with no injuries reported. A review of the situation late in the evening found no leaks, and that there is no threat to public health or safety at this time."
Great, but what about next time?
May 12, 2014 - Report today states, Maximum Fine For Canadian Pacific Railroad Who Failed To Report Derailment, of four tank cars carrying crude oil.
February 28, 2014 - Derailment of 13 tank cars carrying crude oil at the Selkirk Rail Yard. The accident and issues are reported in this story titled, The Albany, N.Y., oil train: A ticking time bomb
Ironically the day before this accident, the New York Times reported, Bakken Crude, Rolling Through Albany. The story reads...
Days later the public hears of a second unreported derailment and fines, Railroad company fined over oil train derailments. The Albany Times-Union also reported in their story, Friday's Albany-area derailment follows rise in crude-oil shipments
April 1, 2014 - Albany NY Residents Protest Oil Trains
November 13, 2014 -Global Partner's Community Meeting Tonight In Albany
June 6, 2014 -Crude By Rail: Neighborhood Disaster Preparedness
2014 to 2016 Albany-area Crude Oil Shipments Reporting
Stop the #bombtrain! #breakfree heroes put their bodies on the line to #keepitintheground Albany NY pic.twitter.com/aBVNfGf2h5— Sara Longsmith (@familyventure) May 14, 2016
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