crude oil

Science & Health
9:43 pm
Sun March 16, 2014

Oil Mars Alabama Swamp Months After Crude Train Crash

John Wathen, an environmentalist with the Waterkeeper Alliance, gestures at the site of a train derailment and oil spill near Aliceville, Ala., on Wednesday, March 5, 2014. (AP Photo/Jay Reeves)

Environmental regulators promised an aggressive cleanup after a tanker train hauling 2.9 million gallons of crude oil derailed and burned in a West Alabama swamp in early November amid a string of North American oil train crashes.

So why is dark, smelly crude oil still oozing into the water four months later?

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