Permit: Exploded Oil Train Carried Volatile Chemicals

Before explosion, gov't. warned that Bakken Shale oil is very dangerous.

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Exclusive: Permit Shows Bakken Shale Oil in Casselton Train Explosion Contained High Levels of Volatile Chemicals (via Desmogblog)

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…

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