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Derailed UP train in St. Paul dumps 3,200 gallons of diesel fuel into Mississippi River

(Source: Minneapolis Star-Tribune, August 8, 2018)

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. — A Union Pacific railroad train derailed on a St. Paul bridge connecting two rail yards, puncturing a tanker and causing 3,200 gallons of diesel fuel to dump into the Mississippi River early Wednesday. About 2 a.m., two trains on the bridge derailed, with wheels dislodging from the track, but they did not tip over. The company hasn't determined the cause of the derailment, and the bridge is closed pending inspection.

Full story: Minneapolis Star-Tribune

Thursday, August 9, 2018

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