Train derails in DC leaking hazardous material

From: DC Fire and EMS

From: DC Fire and EMS
From: DC Fire and EMS
WASHINGTON (AP) – CSX officials say cleanup efforts will soon begin after one of its freight trains derailed in Washington, D.C.

 
CSX Spokeswoman Kristin Seay said the sodium hydroxide leak from one of the derailed cars was sealed Sunday.

She said another car was found to be leaking non-hazardous calcium chloride. That leak has also been plugged.

Seay said another car that derailed was slowly leaking ethanol from the base of a valve. She said officials are working to re-seal the valve and that the ethanol has been contained.

No one was injured in the derailment and no evacuations have been ordered.

The train was heading to Hamlet, North Carolina from Cumberland, Maryland when 14 cars derailed early Sunday.

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