In addition to the derailment in East Palestine, Ohio that’s still a major concern in that area, there have been other accidents:
Two BNSF trains derailed in separate incidents in Arizona and Washington state on Thursday, with the latter spilling diesel fuel on tribal land along Puget Sound.
No injuries were reported. It wasn’t clear what caused either derailment.
The derailment in Washington occurred on a berm along Padilla Bay, on the Swinomish tribal reservation near Anacortes. Most of 5,000 gallons (nearly 19,000 liters) of spilled diesel fuel leaked on the land side of the berm rather than toward the water, according to the state Ecology Department.
Then there are what have been reported as a “string of US airline near-misses” (though as George Carlin once pointed out, a near miss is a hit so what they really mean is that there have been a string of near collisions):
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