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Train derails in La., about 100 homes evacuated

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posted on Aug, 5 2013 @ 04:35 PM
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Train derails in La., about 100 homes evacuated


LAWTELL, La. (AP) — A train carrying hazardous materials derailed in Louisiana and two railcars were leaking chemicals, forcing the evacuation of about 100 homes, officials said. One man went to the hospital complaining of eye irritation.
More than 20 cars of the Union Pacific train went off the tracks about 3:30 p.m. Sunday near Lawtell, which is about 60 miles west of Baton Rouge. Company spokeswoman Raquel Espinoza said one of the railcars was leaking sodium hydroxide, which can cause injuries or even death if it is inhaled or touches the skin. The other was leaking lube oil.
Master Trooper Daniel "Scott" Moreau said the leaks were contained and the amounts were so small air pollution detectors have not picked up anything, but homes within about one mile of the derailment were evacuated as a precaution.
"We have the hazmat team from Union Pacific, and state police hazmat are on location right now, assessing the damage," he said.
Gov. Bobby Jindal flew into St. Landry Parish on Sunday night, KATC-TV reported.
"Anytime you have chemicals leaking into the environment, that's a serious issue," Jindal said. "Nobody knows the extent of the damage. We'll get that in the next 24 hours."
Another damaged car was carrying vinyl chloride......


Read more at:

www.usatoday.com...


All I can say is a lot of train accidents lately.......
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posted on Aug, 5 2013 @ 04:41 PM
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I heard about this over the weekend. And your right, to many train accidents as of lately. That or it's just one big "COINCIDENCE"



posted on Aug, 5 2013 @ 04:41 PM
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Wow! Another train derailment. How odd that's like 5 or 6 in the last few weeks.

Looks like this isn't too serious, I hope everyone stays safe.



posted on Aug, 5 2013 @ 04:57 PM
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Al Qaida prison breaks...

US on terror alert, closing embassies...

Trains de-railing...

Bees dying...

Time to evac? Or at least stay away from trains.



posted on Aug, 5 2013 @ 05:38 PM
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Originally posted by MidnightTide
Train derails in La., about 100 homes evacuated
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LAWTELL, La. (AP) — A train carrying hazardous materials derailed in Louisiana and two railcars were leaking chemicals, forcing the evacuation of about 100 homes, officials said. One man went to the hospital complaining of eye irritation.
More than 20 cars of the Union Pacific train went off the tracks about 3:30 p.m. Sunday near Lawtell, which is about 60 miles west of Baton Rouge. Company spokeswoman Raquel Espinoza said one of the railcars was leaking sodium hydroxide, which can cause injuries or even death if it is inhaled or touches the skin. The other was leaking lube oil.
Master Trooper Daniel "Scott" Moreau said the leaks were contained and the amounts were so small air pollution detectors have not picked up anything, but homes within about one mile of the derailment were evacuated as a precaution.
"We have the hazmat team from Union Pacific, and state police hazmat are on location right now, assessing the damage," he said.
Gov. Bobby Jindal flew into St. Landry Parish on Sunday night, KATC-TV reported.
"Anytime you have chemicals leaking into the environment, that's a serious issue," Jindal said. "Nobody knows the extent of the damage. We'll get that in the next 24 hours."
Another damaged car was carrying vinyl chloride......

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In May or June, 2008, I was working with a lawyer from Louisiana...when a similar incident occurred near the town/city where he normally practiced... Gonna have to check... Maybe they need to do something about those tracks over there...



posted on Aug, 5 2013 @ 05:42 PM
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reports showed that it was just checked.....


the track was inspected about three hours before the accident.

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posted on Aug, 5 2013 @ 05:45 PM
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Originally posted by ZeroReady
Al Qaida prison breaks...

US on terror alert, closing embassies...

Trains de-railing...

Bees dying...

Time to evac? Or at least stay away from trains.

Get a grip guys.

They are just reporting on them now,
unlike in the past.

Got to this Wikipedia page and click on any year.

wikipedia / list of rail accidents

For instance in 1993 there were 461 fatalities.


Mike
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posted on Aug, 5 2013 @ 05:45 PM
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posted on Aug, 5 2013 @ 05:47 PM
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How many dern trains is that now? What are the known causes? Maybe I'll start compiling a list if the causes are known. I know one is that an emergency team depressurized the brakes and left the engine running. Such a strange thing to keep happening. Is it shutting down a good portion of the railways?

Whatever you do... Don't get on a train!



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