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