Oil Train Derails Into VA Water Supply

A train carrying crude oil derailed in Lynchburg, Virginia on Wednesday, forcing the city to declare a state of emergency. The CSX train of 12 to 14 tankers has spilled into the James River, which is the primary water supply for Richmond, the state’s capital. Three to four of the tankers have also caught fire. No one was killed or injured, but parts of Lynchburg had to be evacuated. A spokeswoman for the city said the plan was to “allow the fire to burn itself out.”