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EPA Looking Into Train Derailment

Posted by wlpo on October 7, 2011

The Illinois Environmental Protection Agency is responding to the scene of a fiery freight train derailment in Tiskilwa.

EPA spokeswoman Maggie Carson says the representative heading to Tiskilwa intends to make sure waterways and the environment are protected. Carson says that what’s known about the derailment so far – that the train’s tanker cars were carrying ethanol – suggests that fumes will burn off and there won’t be long-term effects for people.

Carson says the EPA will reevaluate the situation, if other chemicals are involved.

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