Tuesday, March 28, 2023

yet another derailment


BREAKING: 70-Car Train Derails in North Dakota Causing Another Hazardous Waste Leak

There has been another train derailment leading to a hazardous waste leak. This time the incident occurred in North Dakota.

As reported by KFGO, several Canadian Pacific train cars derailed “with some spilling hazardous material in Richland County.”

“Authorities say it happened around 11:15 p.m. on Sunday, March 26 just one mile southeast of Wyndmere, ND,” the report noted. “31 cars of a 70-car train derailed, with some leaking petroleum used to make asphalt. At this time, authorities are saying there’s no danger to the public.”

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The train derailment draws further attention to the unsafe and deteriorating rail infrastructure in the United States. On February 3rd, a Norfolk Southern train derailed and caused a major environmental incident. Toxic chemicals were leaked into the air and waterways. Authorities and inspectors claim the environmental damage has been contained and toxicity levels for hazardous chemicals are within acceptable ranges.

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