PHOTOS: Oil train derailment in North Dakota
by Cassady Craighill
January 7, 2014
©Ann Arbor Miller/Greenpeace
After a train carrying grain west derailed near Bismark, North Dakota, an eastbound train carrying crude oil struck the derailed train causing at least 20 cars to catch fire on New Year’s Eve.
While the evacuation for local residents is now lifted, the collision and explosion could have been much worse if closer to the town.
The train was carrying oil from North Dakota’s Bakken oil fields, the same source for the fatal crash and explosion in Quebec this July that claimed 47 lives.