An explosive situation?
Philadelphia Daily News
At 1:14 A.M. July 6...a runaway train carrying 35,000 barrels of crude oil from North Dakota careened into the small Quebec town of Lac-Megantic.
And the shock waves were felt in Philadelphia, more than 500 miles away.
Just three months earlier, South Philly's former Sunoco refinery, rebranded as Philadelphia Energy Solutions, had begun accepting more-than-a-mile-long trains, each with more than 100 of the same model tanker car that went to Lac-Megantic, each filled with the same North Dakota crude.
The new refinery owners have plans to ship roughly 5 million barrels of crude oil every month, right through the heart of Center City along the Schuylkill.
"The next day, I dispatched three men there to investigate," said Philip Rinaldi, chief executive of Philadelphia Energy Solutions, the
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