National Transportation Safety Board investigators examine tank cars damaged in a derailment in Columbus, Ohio, on July 11, 2012. One tank car shows signs of a thermal tear sustained in the post-derailment fire. The car was carrying ethanol, which eventually burst through the tank wall, sending a fireball hundreds of feet into the air about a mile from downtown Columbus.
National Transportation Safety Board investigators examine tank cars damaged in a derailment in Columbus, Ohio, on July 11, 2012. One tank car shows signs of a thermal tear sustained in the post-derailment fire. The car was carrying ethanol, which eventually burst through the tank wall, sending a fireball hundreds of feet into the air about a mile from downtown Columbus. Special to McClatchy
National Transportation Safety Board investigators examine tank cars damaged in a derailment in Columbus, Ohio, on July 11, 2012. One tank car shows signs of a thermal tear sustained in the post-derailment fire. The car was carrying ethanol, which eventually burst through the tank wall, sending a fireball hundreds of feet into the air about a mile from downtown Columbus. Special to McClatchy

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