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Boom: North America’s Explosive Oil-By-Rail Problem

Posted by Infra on Monday, December 8th, 2014

A train hauling two million gallons of crude oil from North Dakota had exploded in the Canadian town of Lac-Megantic, killing 47 people. Now regulators had to assure Americans a similar disaster wouldn’t happen south of the border, where the U.S. oil boom is sending highly volatile crude oil every day over aging, often defective rails in vulnerable railcars.

But regulators not only haven’t acted fast – they haven’t acted at all.

In “Boom,” a joint investigation by The Weather Channel and InsideClimate News, we explore the breathtaking vulnerability of America’s towns and cities to rolling pipelines.

Read the full report here: stories.weather.com/boom

“Boom” was produced by Weather Films, the award-winning documentary unit of weather.com.

Produced by Greg Gilderman
Editied by Brandon Kieffer
Associate Producer: Katie Wiggin
Consulting Producer: Joe Halderman
Director of Photography: Jason Rudge
Executive Producers: Neil Katz, Greg Gilderman, Shawn Efran
Additional Reporting by Andy Blatchford
Additional Editing by Jason Rudge
Special Thanks: Karine Blanchette, Yannick Gagne, Bernard Boulet, Adrien Aubert, Rachel Rawson, Trip Jennings, Samuel Ezerzeer

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