Dangers Associated with Oil
Oil is the lifeblood of industrialized countries. It powers our vehicles, produces electricity, is used in many products and allows us to wage war; but, oil consumption also takes an environmental and, sometimes, a human toll. This week, how our appetite for oil, puts us at risk.
Guest: Christian Angelich, Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Communication Studies at the University of Minnesota
- Part 1 – 13:13
In 2013, a train derailment cause the deaths of 47 people and destroyed much of the Quebec town, Lac-Megantic. Angelich discusses the incident and the risks of transporting oil.
- Part 2 – 13:29
Is the Lac-Megantic incident a tragic disaster for one town, or does this story speak to larger problems within the oil industry and how we consume oil?