In Richland County (North Dakota), a freight train carrying petroleum products derailed. As a result, hazardous substances were released. This was announced today, March 27, by Valley News Live.
The incident occurred the day before at 23:15 local time (06:15 Moscow time on March 27). Thirty-one of 70 cars on a Canadian Pacific train overturned, leaking oil used to make asphalt. A team of experts, together with the authorities, are at the scene to assess the situation. It is noted that it will take from 7 to 10 days to eliminate the leak.
The reasons for the incident are unknown.
As reported EADaily , this is not the first dangerous goods train accident in the US in recent months. On February 3, about 50 cars of a Norfolk Southern train derailed in Ohio. Some train cars contained hazardous materials, in particular toxic vinyl chloride. In the state of North Carolina, on February 25, another freight train of the same company derailed. On March 4, another Norfolk Southern train derailed in Clark County, Ohio, and residents were asked to stay away from the scene.
On March 16, a freight train carrying hazardous materials derailed in the US state of Arizona.
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