OAKLAND, Calif. - More than 1 million California children attend school within a one-mile evacuation zone of railroads used by oil trains, according to a new analysis by the Center for Biological Diversity. Oil trains have experienced a dramatic increase in explosions and derailments across the country in recent years.
Analysis: 1 Million California Students Attend School in 1-Mile Impact Zone for Derailing Oil Trains
Thank you CD, for this. A couple of things I've learned from working to oppose these. One is that the blast zone around the exploding train is what kills; the oxygen is sucked away and as a result, the lungs collapse. Another is that in Lac-Megantic, where 47 people died when that explosion occurred, some of those killed could only be identified by DNA sampling.