"“While the cause of the spill is yet to be confirmed, unusually heavy rainfall in the region is believed to have resulted in ground movement on the right-of way that may have impacted the pipeline,” Enbridge said."
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Posted 07 July 2013 - 01:32 PM
A runaway train, with no one on board. Wow, that is going to take some real explaining - if the brakes failed, that's one thing but aren't there backups? I'm sure I saw something along those lines in a doco once but alas I can't be sure of the details. It seems to me that the possibility of a runaway train should be obvious though and preventative measures just as obvious.
Given it was after 1am when it derailed, I fear most of the missing died in their beds or trying to escape burning homes, how awful.
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yes gods, that reportage is a dazzling example of how journalists know absolutely nothing about anything, isn;t it. It's the equivalent of how, if there's a plane crash, the engines always "burst into flames" beforehand.
Edward Burkhardt, the president and CEO of the railway's parent company Rail World, Inc., suggested that the decision to shut off the locomotive to put out the fire might have disabled the brakes. "An hour or so after the locomotive was shut down, the train rolled away," Burkhardt told the Canadian Broadcast Corp.
What is that supposed to mean? It's absolute b******s. the wagons came uncoupled from the locomotive, that wouldn't have had anything to do with any fire or disabling brakes or anything. And shutting down the locomotive wouldn't have disabled the brakes, just the opposite, they're designed to fail safe so that if air pressure is lost the brakes will come on. And it wouldn't have uncoupled the wagons in any case. Unless one of the Fire Fighters decided to do so while they were attending to the earlier fire or something. In which case they'd obviously be very keen to shift blame onto somebody else.
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