Train derails, spills up to 30,000 gal of oil in Minnesota

28 March 2013 23:30  [Source: ICIS news]

HOUSTON (ICIS)--A train derailed, spilling up to 30,000 gal (114,000 litres) of Canada tar sands oil in western Minnesota, a group opposing oil sands said on Thursday.

The train was carrying oil from Canada when it derailed on Wednesday, according to Tar Sands Blockade.

It was operated by Canadian Pacific. The company did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

The group and initial media reports said about 30,000 gal were spilled. However, other estimates say less than 20,000 gal were spilled, according to Reuters news service.

Canadian Pacific reopened the line early on Thursday.

By: Al Greenwood
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