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Train Derails in Alabama

7:23 AM MDT | August 6, 2007 | Chemical Week Editorial Staff

A CSX train carrying phenol and acetone derailed just north of Castleberry, AL on May 29, causing molten phenol to leak and forcing about 200 local residents and city workers to evacuate, officials say. Twenty-four of the train’s 66 cars derailed, including eight cars carrying molten phenol and one carrying acetone, CSX says. The spill was contained and cleanup was under way to remove contaminated soil at CW press time, CSX...

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