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ForestEthics Map Puts 25 Million Americans Inside Oil Train ‘Blast Zone’

More than 25 million Americans live within a one-mile “blast zone” that would have to be evacuated in the event of an oil train fire in their communities, according to a map released by ForestEthics last week. Based on industry data and on-the-ground reports, the map allows users to search for oil-by-rail routes by zip code. Oil train traffic in North America has increased 4,000% in the last five years, with most product coming from the Bakken formation in North Dakota and the tar sands/oil sands in Alberta.

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