Workers clean up derailed tank cars in downtown Lynchburg, Va., Thursday, May 1, 2014. Thirteen cars of a 105-car CSX train came off the tracks here Wednesday afternoon, spilling crude oil into the adjacent James River. Much of the oil burned, with flames and thick, black smoke towering over the city of 77,000.
Workers clean up derailed tank cars in downtown Lynchburg, Va., Thursday, May 1, 2014. Thirteen cars of a 105-car CSX train came off the tracks here Wednesday afternoon, spilling crude oil into the adjacent James River. Much of the oil burned, with flames and thick, black smoke towering over the city of 77,000. MCT
Workers clean up derailed tank cars in downtown Lynchburg, Va., Thursday, May 1, 2014. Thirteen cars of a 105-car CSX train came off the tracks here Wednesday afternoon, spilling crude oil into the adjacent James River. Much of the oil burned, with flames and thick, black smoke towering over the city of 77,000. MCT

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May 02, 2014 7:14 PM

Lynchburg, Va., oil train derailment illustrates threat to rivers

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