Monday, July 20, 2015

3 rail cars leaking crude after oil train derails in Montana

From:  PennEnergy 

Associated Press





CULBERTSON, Mont. (AP) — More than 20 cars on an oil train derailed in rural northeastern Montana, and at least three of them were leaking crude, leading some Homes to be evacuated, authorities said.

There were no immediate reports of injury or fire, but of the 21 cars that derailed Thursday evening, only two remained upright, Roosevelt County Sheriff Jason Frederick said.

Authorities had earlier reported just two cars were leaking, but Burlington Northern Santa Fe spokesman Matt Jones UPDATED the number to three in a statement Friday morning. The oil had been contained, and railroad employees were on the scene, Jones said.  MORE