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Another Train Flies Off the Tracks in Fiery Accident

BNSF train carrying ethanol, corn syrup derails in Raymond, Minnesota; local homes evacuated

(Newser) - A train hauling ethanol and corn syrup derailed and caught fire in Minnesota early Thursday, and nearby residents were ordered to evacuate their homes, authorities said. The AP reports that a BNSF train derailed in the town of Raymond, roughly 100 miles west of Minneapolis, at about 1am, according to...

31 Train Cars Derail in North Dakota

Liquid asphalt is leaking, railway officials say

(Newser) - Hazardous materials are leaking after a major train derailment in North Dakota Sunday night, but officials say nobody was injured and there is no danger to the public. Officials say 31 cars of a 70-car Canadian Pacific Railway train came off the tracks near the town of Wyndmere in the...

Train Hauling Corn Syrup Derails in Arizona
Corn Syrup Train
Derails in Arizona

Corn Syrup Train Derails in Arizona

Company says no hazardous materials were involved

(Newser) - Another freight train has derailed, but only health campaigners would consider its cargo hazardous. BNSF Railway said the train that derailed near Topock in western Arizona Wednesday night was carrying corn syrup, reports Reuters . The company said around eight cars derailed at 7:40pm and there were no reports of...

In Ohio, Another Train Derailment
In Ohio, Another
Train Derailment

In Ohio, Another Train Derailment

Officials say this Norfolk Southern train did not have hazardous materials

(Newser) - About 20 cars of a Norfolk Southern cargo train derailed near Springfield, Ohio, Saturday evening, the second derailment of the company's trains in the state in a month, per the AP . But unlike the Feb. 3 derailment in East Palestine, Ohio, a company spokesperson said there were no materials...

'If You Care About Us, Get Our Grandkids Out'

Residents of East Palestine, Ohio, confront official from Norfolk Southern after derailment

(Newser) - On Thursday night, residents of East Palestine, Ohio, were able to confront an official from Norfolk Southern after the derailment that spilled chemicals in their community. While they were able to vent their anger, few seemed to leave the public forum satisfied by the comments of the railroad's Darrell...

Fact-Checkers Say Trump Is Off the Hook in Derailment

There's no sign yet that deregulation played any role in Ohio disaster

(Newser) - In the partisan back-and-forth over the toxic train derailment in East Palestine, Ohio, Democrats have pointed to deregulation of the rail industry during Donald Trump's presidency. But while Trump did roll back plenty of regulations, none of the changes "at this point can be cited as contributing to...

EPA Argues Study Finding on Derailment's Air Pollution Risks

Government pauses shipments of contaminated waste from site

(Newser) - People living near the site of the train derailment in Ohio could face lasting health risks from air pollutants, an analysis at odds with reassurances from government officials shows. Texas A&M University researchers examined Environmental Protection Agency data, the Washington Post reports, finding nine pollutants at problematic levels. Residents...

East Palestine Derailment Killed Almost 45K Fish, Animals

Only aquatic species were affected, state agency says

(Newser) - The Ohio Department of Natural Resources says no land animals died in the Feb. 3 derailment of a train carrying toxic chemical in East Palestine—but it was a different story in the local waterways, where almost 45,000 fish and animals died. Officials said Thursday that an estimated 38,...

Train Crew Got Alert About Trouble Too Late to Stop

NTSB report says an overheated wheel bearing appears to have cause the wreck in Ohio

(Newser) - The crew of the freight train that derailed in Ohio and caused a chemical mess was trying to slow the train down just before it derailed, say federal investigators. They had received an alert about an overheated wheel bearing and applied the brakes, but it was too late to ward...

Trump Visits East Palestine
Trump Visits East Palestine

Trump Visits East Palestine

Candidate says residents were met with 'betrayal' after derailment

(Newser) - This story has been updated with details of Trump's visit. Former President Trump traveled to East Palestine, Ohio, on Wednesday amid growing Republican criticism of the current president for not touring the site of the Feb. 3 derailment of a train carrying hazardous materials. "You have people in...

Buttigieg Addresses Criticism of His Derailment Reaction

Transportation secretary says he 'could have spoken sooner'

(Newser) - Pete Buttigieg's reaction to the disastrous Ohio train derailment was controversial not because of what he said, but because of the fact that he didn't say anything at all for 10 days. On Tuesday, the transportation secretary acknowledged to CBS News that was a mistake. "I was...

EPA Takes Over Ohio Spill Cleanup, Warns Railroad

'Norfolk Southern will pay for ... the trauma they’ve inflicted on this community'

(Newser) - The EPA on Tuesday took control of the toxic cleanup of a train derailment in Ohio and ordered Norfolk Southern to pay all the costs, reports NPR . If the railroad balks, the federal agency threatened to do the work itself and bill Norfolk Southern three times the cost, per the...

NTSB Chief Pleads: Stop 'Misleading a Suffering Community'

Jennifer Homendy asks people to stop spreading 'misinformation' on Ohio train derailment

(Newser) - It's been more than two weeks since a Norfolk Southern freight train derailed in East Palestine, Ohio, and information continues to trickle out on the incident—as well as misinformation, which the head of the National Transportation Safety Board is now trying to stop. In what ABC News calls...

In Michigan, Another Norfolk Southern Derailment

Train was carrying hazardous materials, but police say there's no sign of spill

(Newser) - A train hauling hazardous materials derailed Thursday near Detroit, but none spilled, officials said. The Norfolk Southern train derailed nearly two weeks after a Norfolk Southern derailment in Ohio left a mangled and charred mass of boxcars that had been carrying various hazardous chemicals. Video recorded of the Thursday derailment...

At Ohio Town Hall for Residents, Train Company Is a No-Show

Norfolk Southern cited safety issues

(Newser) - There were shouts and boos in the packed gym of East Palestine High School on Wednesday night after the mayor told residents of the Ohio town that representatives from the company involved in the train derailment earlier this month would not be showing up. Hundreds of people came to the...

Report: Workers on Derailed Train Thought It Was Too Big

'If nothing changes, it will happen again,' says rep for one of the Norfolk Southern workers unions

(Newser) - The chemical-laden freight train that derailed in East Palestine, Ohio, on Feb. 3 was a rather large one: more than 150 cars, stretching for 9,300 feet and weighing 18,000 tons. Now, Norfolk Southern workers are saying they were concerned before the accident about the train's size, and...

Crews Release Toxic Plume After Train Derailment

Ohio residents still not able to return home

(Newser) - Crews released toxic chemicals into the air from five derailed tanker cars that were in danger of exploding Monday and began burning it after warning residents near the Ohio-Pennsylvania state line to leave the area. Flames and black smoke billowed high into the sky from the derailment site late in...

Train Cars Carrying Hazardous Cargo Derail

Crews battle fire that prompted village evacuation in Ohio

(Newser) - A train derailment and resulting large fire prompted an evacuation order and a declaration of a state of emergency in an Ohio village near the Pennsylvania state line, covering the area in billows of smoke lit orange by the flames below. About 50 cars derailed in East Palestine as a...

Locals Say Everyone Knew Amtrak Crash Site Was Unsafe

Missouri farmer posted video saying that very thing on June 11

(Newser) - A fourth person has died due to injuries suffered when an Amtrak train traveling from Los Angeles to Chicago struck a dump truck and derailed Monday afternoon in a remote area of Missouri, reports the AP . They are the third passenger to die; the driver of the dump truck was...

Train Derails After Hitting Dump Truck, Killing 3

Dozens are injured, Missouri officials say

(Newser) - A passenger train traveling from Los Angeles to Chicago struck a dump truck and derailed Monday in a remote area of Missouri, killing three people and injuring dozens more. Two of the people who died were on the Amtrak train, and one was in the truck, Highway Patrol spokesman Cpl....

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