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  1. Rodgers, Ruby Mae GregoryRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Apr 21 | The Lakeland Ledger

    ... of Thursday, April 16, 2015, in Lakeland, Florida. Ruby was born in Huntington, West Virginia, and later moved to Boomer, West Virginia, where she met her husband, Boyd Leon 'Red' Rodgers. In 1961, Ruby moved to Lakeland, Florida; and eventually, ...

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  2. US oil train accidents won't go away any time soonRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 20, 2015 | Silicon Alley Insider

    ... the way.) A CSX Corp train burns after derailment in Mount Carbon, West Virginia pictured across the Kanawha River in Boomer, West Virginia, February 16, 2015. And the crude coming from the shale basins, a big part of American production, is ...

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  3. U.P. town named most affordable in MichiganRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 6, 2015 | WLUC-TV Negaunee

    ... r of Gwinn Chamber. "They have free family weekends for fishing both in the winter and the summer." The article lists Boomer, West Virginia as the most affordable small town in the United States, with 100 percent of the homes being affordable.

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  4. Editorial voices from elsewhereRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 27, 2015 | O-R Online

    The town of Boomer, W.Va. lived up to its name when 26 cars of a 109-tanker car CSX train derailed in the middle of the night, and 19 of them were engulfed in flames, shaking residents out of their sleep and producing hours of toxic fumes.

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  5. Man outruns CSX oil train derailment: 'The house was blowing up behind me'Read the original story w/Photo

    Feb 23, 2015 | Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen

    BOOMER, W.Va. - It's rare a man can say he's glad his wife is in the hospital, but it's also not every day a train destroys his home.

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  6. Fire foul weather slow probe of oil train derailment in West VirginiaRead the original story

    Feb 22, 2015 | Big News Network.com

    ... throughout the social media spectrum and is administered by Mainstream Media EC on behalf of Big News Network. BOOMER, W.Va. -- A full-scale federal investigation of an oil train derailment in southern West Virginia has begun as work continues to ...

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  7. Cleanup, investigation continue at W.Va. derailment siteRead the original story

    Feb 22, 2015 | KNUS-AM Aurora

    ... event ticket presales, trips, advance notice on upcoming 710 KNUS events, movie screening passes, giveaways and more! BOOMER, W.Va. (AP) - A full-scale federal investigation of an oil train derailment in southern West Virginia has begun as work ...

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  8. Schram: Fireball sheds light on pipeline truthRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 22, 2015 | The Columbian

    A huge column of fire shot skyward - then fanned out in all directions at once, becoming a massive fireball that seemed to hover over tiny Mount Carbon, which is just downriver from Boomer, W.Va., which is officially a "census-designated place" of 813 people. Suddenly, Monday afternoon's winter sky glowed a nightmarish fire-bright orange - and well into the night it remained a massive warning flare, visible to folks miles away.

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  9. Ita s a lot riskier to move oil by train instead of pipelineRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 20, 2015 | The Washington Post

    An explosion erupts from a CSX Corp train derailment in Mount Carbon West Virginia pictured across the Kanawha River in Boomer, West Virginia February 16, 2015. REUTERS/Steve Keenan The recent explosive train derailment in West Virginia has policymakers considering relative merits of moving oil by pipe or rail, particularly against the backdrop of a national debate over the Keystone XL oil pipeline.

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  10. Schram: Keystone veto a bigger threat to environmentRead the original story

    Feb 20, 2015 | Boston Herald

    A huge column of fire shot skyward - then fanned out in all directions at once, becoming a massive fireball that seemed to hover over tiny Mount Carbon, which is just downriver from Boomer, West Virginia, which is officially a "census-designated place" of 813 people. Suddenly, Monday afternoon's winter sky glowed a nightmarish fire-bright orange - and well into the night it remained a massive warning flare, visible to folks miles away.

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  11. Some W.Va. residents allowed to return home after train derailmentRead the original story

    Feb 19, 2015 | Post-gazette.com

    Boomer, W.Va., residents displaced from their homes after a CSX train hauling 3.1 million gallons of crude oil derailed near Mount Carbon, W.Va., on Monday are now allowed to go back, according to a series of statements released Thursday. Highway 61, however, will remain closed because of safety concerns.

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  12. CSX plans to bypass crude train derailment site: state officialsRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 19, 2015 | Channelnewsasia.com

    CSX has notified state officials of its plans to bypass the scene of a crude train derailment and continue delivering oil to a terminal on the Virginia coast, emergency management officials from Virginia and West Virginia said Wednesday. Firefighters inspect derailed train cars after CSX Corp train derailed in Mount Carbon, West Virginia pictured across the Kanawha River in Boomer, West Virginia February 16, 2015.

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  13. Letters: Trains worse than oil pipeline?Read the original story w/Photo

    Feb 16, 2015 | Philly.com

    A HUGE COLUMN of fire shot skyward - then fanned out in all directions at once, becoming a massive fireball that seemed to hover over tiny Mount Carbon, just downriver from Boomer, W.Va., which is officially a "census-designated place" of 813 people. Suddenly, Monday afternoon's winter sky glowed a nightmarish fire-bright orange - and well into the night it remained a massive warning flare, visible to folks miles away.

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  14. Martin Schram: When pipelines trump railRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 19, 2015 | SavannahNow

    A huge column of fire shot skyward - then fanned out in all directions at once, becoming a massive fireball that seemed to hover over tiny Mount Carbon, which is just downriver from Boomer, West Virginia. Suddenly, Monday afternoon's winter sky glowed a nightmarish fire-bright orange.

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  15. Fire smolders from W.Va. oil train derailmentRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 19, 2015 | The Daily Record

    ... police chief Lawrence Washington. "Every storm in your life isn't in the forecast." Nancy Holcomb, who lives in Boomer directly across the river from the derailment, was concerned about the possibility of the oil getting into the river. On Jan. 23, ...

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  16. Various federal state agencies unite at derailment siteRead the original story

    Feb 19, 2015 | Big News Network.com

    ... mix was vacuumed Tuesday night. Water samples of the river continue to be non-detect. Residents of the community of Boomer, across the Kanawha River from the derailment site, were allowed to return home Wednesday. The evacuation order continues for ...

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  17. A policy off trackRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 19, 2015 | Worcester Telegram & Gazette

    The town of Boomer, West Virginia lived up to its name earlier this week when 26 cars of a 109-tanker car CSX train derailed in the middle of the night, and 19 of them were engulfed in flames, shaking residents out of their sleep and producing hours of toxic fumes. The derailment and fire were just the latest in a string of such mishaps involving rail transportation of crude oil, which has increased by more than 40 times since 2009, when shale oil and tar sands oil production in the U.S. Midwest and Canadian plains began to ramp up.

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  18. Opinion: Oil-tank train inferno bolsters case for KeystoneRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 19, 2015 | NorthJersey.com

    A HUGE COLUMN of fire shot skyward - then fanned out in all directions at once, becoming a massive fireball that seemed to hover over tiny Mount Carbon, just downriver from Boomer, W.Va., which is officially a "census-designated place" of 813 people. Suddenly, Monday afternoon's winter sky glowed a nightmarish fire-bright orange - and well into the night it remained a massive warning flare, visible to folks miles away.

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  19. Oil train cars still ablaze in West Virginia derailmentRead the original story

    Feb 18, 2015 | Big News Network.com

    ... EC on behalf of Big News Network. From left, Anthony "Buzz" Fish, 71, Lewis F. Fish 74, and Tom Graham, 73, all of Boomer, West Virginia, watch as a CSX Corp train continues to smolder a day after derailing in Mount Carbon, West Virginia, Tuesday, ...

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  20. Various federal, state agencies unite at derailment siteRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 18, 2015 | West Virginia Metro

    ... mix was vacuumed Tuesday night. Water samples of the river continue to be non-detect. Residents of the community of Boomer, across the Kanawha River from the derailment site, were allowed to return home Wednesday. The evacuation order continues for ...

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