McAuliffe Announces New Virginia Rail-Safety Task Force

On Friday, Governor McAuliffe announced the creation of a rail-safety task force following the derailment of a CSX train carrying crude oil last Wednesday in Lynchburg, Virginia, according to the Richmond Times-Dispatch.

“What happened here should give us all pause,” McAuliffe said as a small crew nearby performed some cleanup work.

Officials estimate that 20,000 gallons of oil were lost, either in the fire that followed the derailment or the spill into the river. No one was injured and the accident is still under investigation.

 

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