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Where is Baltimore’s ‘Oil Bomb’ Train Blast Zone?

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Oil trains deliver Bakken oil to Axeon's unloading facility out of the Fairfield Marine terminal. Rail lines illustrates possible routes the oil trains may take. (this graphic was adjusted to correctly identify Axeon's location as Fairfield Terminal, not Dundalk Marine terminal.)
Oil trains deliver Bakken oil to Axeon’s unloading facility at the Fairfield Marine terminal north of 895. Graphic illustrates possible rail road routes the oil trains may take through Baltimore City. (this graphic was adjusted to correctly identify Axeon’s location as Fairfield Terminal, not Dundalk Marine Terminal.)

In November, we wondered if fracking’s “oil bomb trains,” similar to ones that exploded in West Virginia, were rumbling through downtown Baltimore. At the time, no one knew the answer.  Recent Baltimore Sun reporting revealed that beginning in 2013, Axeon Specialty Products has shipped roughly 120 million gallons, or 4,000 railway cars, of the highly explosive North Dakota oil through their Fairfield Marine Terminal facility. If you live near a rail road track in Baltimore, it’s important to know why fracking’s oil is explosive, where the next shipping terminal is slated, and who is working to protect citizens living near Baltimore’s “oil blast zones.”

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