Originally posted on http://ift.tt/13mgxE0 :

Oregon, reallly? Do you want this is your backyard? Anyone's backyard?

Illinois Oil Train Derailment Involved Safer Tank Cars
The rail cars that split open and burst into flames during a western Illinois oil train derailment this week were retrofitted with protective shields to meet a higher safety standard than federal law requires, railroad officials said. The fire continued to burn Friday, a day after 21 of the…