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No serious impacts after Virginia oil train derailment, officials say
No serious impacts after Virginia oil train derailment, officials say

Nearly a tanker's worth of crude oil may have spilled into the James River or burned off after a train derailment in Virginia this week, but authorities have not detected any serious environmental impacts.  “At this time we expect downstream impacts to the environment and drinking water to be minimal or undetectable," Gov. Terry McAuliffe said Friday. "Local, state and federal entities are monitoring and sampling the James River for any impacts, and Virginia’s drinking water continues to be safe.” Patches of oil have been seen at least 12 miles downstream of downtown Lynchburg, Va., according to the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality. But...

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