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Exclusive: Permit Shows Bakken Shale Oil In Casselton Train Explosion Contained High Levels Of Volatile Chemicals

Although the federal government recently finally admitted what it knew all along -- that freight trains carrying Bakken Shale oil obtained via fracking contain volatile organic chemicals -- the company moving the oil actually admitted it back in 2012.
Exclusive: Permit Shows Bakken Shale Oil In Casselton Train Explosion Contained High Levels Of Volatile Chemicals
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Via Desmogblog:

Sun, 2014-01-05 21:01Steve Horn

On January 2, the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) issued a major safety alert, declaring oil obtained via hydraulic fracturing (“fracking”) in the Bakken Shale may be more chemically explosive than the agency or industry previously admitted publicly.

This alert came three days after the massive Casselton, ND explosion of a freight rail train owned by Warren Buffett's Burlington Northern Santa Fe (BNSF) and was the first time the U.S. Department of Transportation agency ever m...

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