70-Car Train Derails In North Dakota, Spills Hazardous Materials

According to officials, a 70-car train derailed in North Dakota, spilling hazardous materials.

A 70-car train hauling hazardous materials derailed in North Dakota late Sunday, officials said.

The Canadian Pacific train derailed around 11:15 p.m. about a mile southeast of Wyndmere in Richland County, Canadian Pacific said in a statement. No injuries were reported.

Officials said 31 of the 70 cars derailed, some carrying hazardous materials, and crews identified a leak of liquid asphalt. No fires were caused by the derailment.

There is no threat to public safety, according to Canadian Pacific, which said there were no waterways near the site and no evacuations were necessary.

Local media outlet WYPR obtained a letter from Contractor Clean Harbors of Baltimore Inc, which stated that a ‘significant’ amount of toxic waste from an Ohio train derailment will be heading to Baltimore.

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