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March 12, 2007 - Train derailment and massive explosion in Oneida closes schools, NY thruway, and sets-up a 1-mile evacuation radius. Read this New York Times article, Freight Train Derails and Explodes in Central New York

Read the resulting study by the National Transportation Safety Board, as well as Railroading Blog Discussing Derailment & Explosion via Railroad.net

"Authorities evacuated residents this morning within an area of about a one-mile radius from the blast, which included most of the downtown area, said Oneida Fire Department Lt. Kevin Salerno. Fire crews are trying to keep the flames from spreading to other tankers on the derailed 80-car train" [Ref.]

"A 23-mile stretch of the state Thruway, which passes within a mile of the explosion, was closed in both directions as a precaution, said Patrick Noonan, a spokesman for the Thruway Authority. Amtrak suspended service between Syracuse and Albany." [Ref.]

Another accident references is, Railroad Accident Brief: Derailment of CSX Transportation Train No. Q39010, Oneida, New York, March 12, 2007, and NBC News Has Coverage

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