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Oil tankers derail, catch fire in Virginia

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LYNCHBURG, Va. — Crews used cranes and other heavy equipment today to clean up a derailment that plunged oil-carrying tanker cars into a Virginia river while state officials worked to determine the environmental impact of the thousands of gallons of spilled crude.

Department of Environmental Quality spokesman Bill Hayden said state workers smelled oil downstream from the derailment site during a night-time survey. He said daylight would offer state officials a better look at the impact from Wednesday’s accident.

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