RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) - Clean-up crews were still hard at work in Lynchburg on Thursday, lifting derailed cars and moving them onto another track.
The director of the Virginia Sierra Club issued a warning about this particular train route, which runs through downtown Richmond, one month ago. It's not just the Virginia Sierra Club - several environmental groups have been signaling the alarm for months now after a series of deadly and fiery train derailments involving the shipment of crude oil.
The Lynchburg derailment is the latest in a series of wake-up calls to federal regulators. Last year, a runaway train carrying oil derailed in Quebec, Canada, destroying a town and killing 47.