A train carrying crude oil derailed Thursday in Illinois, and smoke from the burning crude could be seen for miles.
A BNSF Railway train carrying 103 cars of crude oil and 2 “buffer cars” loaded with sand derailed at 1:20 p.m. Thursday just south of Galena, Illinois, according to a statement from BNSF.
No injuries were reported, according to BNSF.
Firefighters on scene reported crude oil burning at the site, according to TH Media. Grant County, Wisconsin, hazardous materials responders were at the scene, as were fire departments from Galena, East Dubuque and Menominee-Dunleith, Illinois, according to the TH.
Here is the tweet of the day on the subject:
— Cuffé (@CuffyMeh) March 6, 2015
Free health care. Safety from environmental hazards. Victory in Iraq.
How much more of this pampering can we endure?