Oil Spill Contained After Derailment

1 Apr

The Calgary Herald – march 28, 2013

ENERGY . Crews have controlled a crude oil spill after a Canadian Pacific train derailed in Minnesota.

Authorities say the 94-car train was headed south Wednesday when it lost air pressure and went into an emergency braking mode and 14 tankers derailed. Three either leaked or spilled oil.

Minnesota Pollution Control Agency spokesman Dan Olson says an estimated 76,000 litres, has spilled or leaked. The agency says the spill is under control.

Olson says because the ground is frozen, there’s no threat to water.

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