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Feds Investigating Tiskilwa Derailment

Posted by wlpo on October 7, 2011

Federal transportation safety officials will investigate the fiery Tiskilwa derailment of a freight train loaded with highly flammable ethanol.

The National Transportation Safety Board says it is dispatching a six-person team to investigate today’s rail accident.  It isn’t immediately clear how long the investigation may take. Fire officials say the train’s tanker cars were shipping ethanol along with perhaps other materials and chemicals when the early-morning derailment happened. At least six tanker cars  burned.

There’s no report of injuries.

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