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Wednesday, 29 March 2023 05:22 GMT

Derailed Train Cars In Ohio Drained Of Toxic Chemical Amid Mass Evacuation

(MENAFN- Trend News Agency)

Nearly 2,000 residents of eastern Ohio remained under evacuation orders on Monday as railroad crews drained and burned off a toxic chemical from five tanker cars of a freight train that derailed in a fiery wreck three days earlier, officials said, trend reports citing reuters .

The venting of pressurized vinyl chloride, a highly flammable and carcinogenic gas, began with a single explosion, as was anticipated, followed by a steady incineration of the remaining cargo, said Sandy Mackey, a spokesperson for the Ohio Emergency Management Agency.

'That controlled release was the one explosion,' she told Reuters by telephone. 'It went as planned. It seemed to be a successful incident.'


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