Some days the work comes to you

This morning there was a train derailment ~2 1/4 miles from where I live, next to my running trail (which is how I know about how far away it is), causing a hazmat spill and rupturing a gas pipeline. At least, that’s what the preliminary reports said; 1-3 cars leaking sodium hydroxide, but not severe enough to cause an evacuation or to order people to shelter in place. DC Fire EMS took this photo of the scene:

RI Avenue CSX Derailment

What’s my job? Business and data analysis on pipelines and hazardous materials.