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UPDATE: Freight train derails along Newburgh waterfront

"A CSX freight train whose cargo includes sulfuric acid derailed Tuesday afternoon on the West Shore line tracks along the Hudson River near the New Windsor-Newburgh border."

"First responders, ambulances and CSX personnel have responded to the scene. No information about possible injuries is available at this time."

"According to CSX, an undetermined quantity of fuel may have leaked from one of the train's locomotives, but no leaks of sulfuric acid have been reported."

"The train is believed to have struck a vehicle or front-end loader and derailed, according to State Trooper Steven Nevel. A locomotive came to rest sitting across nearby River Road."

"The train derailed at about 3:30 p.m. while traveling from Selkirk, N.Y., to Waycross, Georgia, according to the railroad. It consists of three locomotives and 77 freight cars total, including 38 loads of freight and 39 empty cars. The freight includes cardboard, corn oil and glass products as well as sulfuric acid and sodium hydroxide, also known as lye."

Oil and Gas Extraction Jobs, 1972-2016

While the latest oil boom has created more jobs in the oil and gas industry, it's still far fewer then the jobs created in the late 1970s and 1980s, in part due to automation of oil and gas drilling equipment.

Data Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, All Employees: Mining and Logging: Oil and Gas Extraction [CES1021100001], retrieved from FRED, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis; https://fred.stlouisfed.org/series/CES1021100001, March 1, 2017.

Number of Oil and Gas Extraction Jobs by State, 2014

In 2015, there were 137,839 jobs in the oil and gas extraction industry in America. This shows how many oil and gas extraction jobs are in each state. The Connecticut number reflects an single oil and gas extraction firm located within that state.

Data Source: US Census Bureau, County Business Patterns, 2014. NAICS Code 211, Oil and Gas Extraction. Full-time workers employed during the week of March 12, 2014. https://factfinder.census.gov/faces/tableservices/jsf/pages/productview.xhtml?pid=BP_2014_00A1&prodType=table

Note: In some states, confidentially requirements mean that the Census Bureau reports the total number of jobs as a range. In those cases, the median value of the range is reported.

Google Maps: Jobs In The Oil And Gas Extraction, 2014

In 2015, there were 137,839 jobs in the oil and gas extraction industry in America. While that sounds like a lot of jobs, it oil and gas extraction jobs are widely distributed across America, with many counties only having a handful of persons directly employed in the extraction of oil and gas.

Data Source: US Census Bureau, County Business Patterns, 2014. NAICS Code 211, Oil and Gas Extraction. Full-time workers employed during the week of March 12, 2014. https://factfinder.census.gov/faces/tableservices/jsf/pages/productview.xhtml?pid=BP_2014_00A1&prodType=table

30 Years of Oil and Gas Pipeline Spills, Mapped

"Over the last thirty years, just under 9,000 significant pipeline-related incidents have taken place nationwide, according to data from the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration. (Not counted in this total are thousands of less “significant" pipeline-related malfunctions.)"

"To better understand the extent of this damage, CityLab mapped out all significant pipeline accidents between 1986 and 2016, based on data compiled by Richard Stover, an environmental advocate and former research astronomer at the University of California, Santa Cruz. According to Stover, these accidents have resulted in 548 deaths, 2,576 injuries, and over $8.5 billion in financial damages."