Canadian agency probing train derailment; oil leaking from car

03 April 2013 20:14  [Source: ICIS news]

HOUSTON (ICIS)--The Transportation Safety Board of Canada (TSB) is investigating a train derailment near White River, Ontario in which one of the rail cars is leaking oil, the TSB announced on Wednesday.

The derailment of a Canadian Pacific freight train occurred around 06:50 Houston time, the TSB said.

Twenty-two cars were involved the incident, but only one car is leaking oil, the TSB said.

TSB personnel are being deployed to the scene to gather information and assess the situation, the agency said.

Canadian Pacific did not immediately respond to a request for more information about the derailment.

The incident marks the second derailment of a Canadian Pacific train carrying oil within a week’s time. On 27 March, a train carrying Canadian tar sands oil derailed in Minnesota, spilling up to 30,000 gal (114,000 litres) of petroleum.

By: Jeremy Pafford
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