RT ECP: Transportation

May 29, 2024

Norfolk Southern to pay over $500M for cleanup, rail safety after East Palestine derailment

Source: https://www.politico.com/, May 23, 2024 By: Alex Guillen and Chris Marquette Norfolk Southern will pay just over $500 million — $310 in environmental cleanup and $200 million for rail safety upgrades — as a result of last year’s disastrous train derailment in East Palestine, Ohio, the Biden administration announced on Thursday. The proposed settlement, reached […]

April 18, 2024

Montana Asbestos Victims Want Buffett’s Railroad Company Held Responsible

Source: https://www.insurancejournal.com/, April 18, 2023 An attorney for two people who died of a rare lung cancer argued this week for a jury to hold BNSF Railway responsible for pollution in a small Montana town near the U.S.-Canada border where thousands of people were exposed to toxic asbestos dust. The railroad — now owned by […]

March 26, 2024

Trucking company takes responsibility for Nampa diesel spill

Source: https://www.ktvb.com/, March 25, 2024 By: Abby Davis On Saturday morning, the strong smell of fuel led Jeremy Schmerber to walk along Mason Creek, which runs near his RV in Nampa. He quickly realized something was wrong. “If you catch it at the right angle with the sun out, you can still see [the fuel], he […]

June 26, 2023

Freight train carrying hot asphalt, molten sulfur plunges into Yellowstone River as bridge fails

Source: https://apnews.com/ A bridge that crosses the Yellowstone River in Montana collapsed early Saturday, plunging portions of a freight train carrying hazardous materials into the rushing water below. The train cars were carrying hot asphalt and molten sulfur, Stillwater County Disaster and Emergency Services said. Officials shut down drinking water intakes downstream while they evaluated […]

June 21, 2023

Maryland files lawsuit against 2 companies over oil spill that happened in 2021

Source: https://www.dcnewsnow.com/, June 20, 2023 By: Mikayla Newton An oil spill was reported on Dec. 7, 2021 in Frederick County, Md. Maryland is now suing the two companies responsible for more than 7,000 gallons of oil that was spilled. The Maryland Department of the Environment and the State’s Attorney General’s Office has filed a lawsuit […]

April 14, 2023

Tractor-trailer crash spills chemicals into stream along Bellbridge Road in Lincoln Borough

Source: https://www.cbsnews.com/, April 10, 2023 By: Chris Hoffman A tractor-trailer overturned in Lincoln Borough, leaking chemicals and diesel fuel into a nearby creek on Monday. For a better part of the afternoon, crews were getting 55-gallon drum barrels out of the creek along Bellbridge Road in Lincoln and making sure none of the chemicals in […]

March 28, 2023

Train derails in rural North Dakota and spills chemical

Source: https://www.pbs.org/, March 27, 2023 A Canadian Pacific train derailed in rural North Dakota Sunday night and spilled hazardous materials. But local authorities and the railroad said there is no threat to public safety. There were no injuries and no fire associated with the derailment, which occurred in a rural area outside Wyndmere, a town […]

March 8, 2023

Months after tanker crash in Bethlehem, cleanup continues of spilled gas, diesel fuel

Source: https://www.lehighvalleylive.com/, March 5, 2023 By: Sarah Cassi More than three months after a tanker truck crash sent thousands of gallons of gasoline and diesel fuel into a Bethlehem neighborhood and down storm drains, crews are still working to clean up the spill that reached a tributary of the Monocacy Creek. The Nov. 17 crash […]

June 10, 2021

In pollution claim, ‘sudden’ could mean several months, court finds

Source: https://www.canadianunderwriter.ca/, June 8, 2021 By: Greg Meckbach Insurance coverage for a “sudden and accidental” release of diesel fuel can include a discharge that continued over several months, the Nova Scotia Court of Appeal has ruled in a commercial coverage dispute. As a result of Zurich Insurance Company Ltd. v. Halifax Regional Municipality, released June 3, […]

January 15, 2019

Polish motorway is covered in chocolate as tanker truck overturns

Source: https://www.independent.co.uk, May 10, 2018 By: Mythili Sampathkumar One local official says it has been a long time since police were smiling at the scene of an accident A truck full of liquid chocolate has overturned on a motorway in Poland, spilling 12 tonnes of the sweet stuff all over the road. Traffic was blocked […]

January 15, 2019

River of chocolate blocks traffic on Arizona highway after tanker carrying 40,000 pounds overturns: Authorities

Source: https://abcnews.go.com, January 14, 2019 By: Julia Jacobo Willy Wonka’s Chocolate Factory isn’t the only place to house a river of chocolate. A section of Interstate 40 near Flagstaff, Arizona, was covered in the cocoa confection after a tanker trailer carrying more than 40,000 pounds of the liquid overturned Monday morning around 9 a.m., Arizona Department of Public […]

January 11, 2019

Long-term use of airport tank farm leads to soil and groundwater contamination

Source: http://images.hello.axaxl.com/Web/XLGlobalServices/%7B87f299cd-ddaf-410b-8fd3-87858cc33594%7D_Envtl_Whitepaper_FBO_US_CA_AXAXL.pdf?utm_campaign=NA_USA_BROK_ENV_EB_4994_FBOs%20need%20envtl%20protection&utm_medium=email&utm_source=Eloqua A small airport serving as a regional transportation/shipping hub was owned by a local municipality and operated by a single FBO. They used a tank farm from the 1940s through 2013, which led to discovery of significant soil and groundwater contamination during replacement of aboveground fuel tanks and underground piping. The release was […]


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