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Reports: Freight train derailment in Russia causes chemical leak

8:21 AM MDT | May 10, 2013 | Francinia Protti-Alvarez

A train transporting chemical and nonchemical products derailed in the town of Belaya Kalitva, in the Rostov-on-Don Region, Russia, about 1,000 kilometers from Moscow, on 9 May, various Russian news sources report. As a result of the accident that involved 50 of the 69 railcars that made up the train, a methylene chloride leak was detected, the reports say. Despite the leak and following environmental monitoring, the Southern Regional Emergency Center, part of the Ministry for Civil Defense, Emergencies and Elimination of Consequences of Natural Disasters...

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