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Topic - Iris Marie Bloom
Six train cars that derailed on a Philadelphia bridge this week carried the same type of flammable crude that exploded in a small Canadian town, killing 47 people.
"The fact that this (latest) derailment happened right over the Schuylkill, right over the expressway, it's pure luck that there wasn't a fireball," and people killed, she said. "We can't count on that kind of luck in the future."
"The cars are still there, twisted on the tracks," said Iris Marie Bloom, director of the environmental group Protecting Our Waters. "As long as there's toxic crude oil hanging over the Schuylkill River on a twisted bridge ... there's still danger."