A Train Carrying Hazardous Materials Has Derailed Near Wyndmere
A 70-car train hauling hazardous materials derailed in North Dakota late Sunday.
The Canadian Pacific train derailed around 11:15 p.m. about a mile southeast of Wyndmere in Richland County, Canadian Pacific said in a statement.
Officials said 31 of the 70 cars derailed, some carrying hazardous materials, and crews identified a leak of liquid asphalt. No fires were caused by the derailment, and no injuries were reported.
According to Canadian Pacific, there is no threat to public safety with no waterways near the site and no evacuations were necessary. It will take an estimated seven to 10 days to complete the cleanup process.
It wasn’t immediately clear what caused the derailment or exactly how much liquid asphalt spilled.
This derailment comes amidst several across the nation over the last couple months, most notably when a train derailed in East Palestine, Ohio on February 3rd. That train also carried toxic materials has caused an environmental disaster for the area.
We will keep you updated on the latest in the situation.
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