18 February 2010 16:23 [Source: ICIS news]
HOUSTON (ICIS news)--Two tankers containing asphalt and molten sulphur ruptured when 22 freight cars derailed early on Thursday in a small town near the Texas coast, authorities said.
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A spokesman for Burlington Northern Santa Fe said it was not clear what caused the derailment, according to an Associated Press report.
A police dispatcher said no injuries had been reported. The dispatcher said police issued the shelter-in-place orders to facilitate the cleanup effort, which required many large trucks and cranes.
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