04 April 2013 22:13 [Source: ICIS news]
HOUSTON (ICIS)--Some oil did leak onto the ground after a freight train derailment near ?xml:namespace>
Two of the 22 cars in the Wednesday morning accident contained light sweet crude oil that leaked, Ed Greenberg of CP said.
One car was identified and secured easily, he said, but the second was difficult to asses due to its position among the derailed equipment.
It showed no signs of oil around its base, but as clean up progressed, CP teams discovered that the part of it that was leaking was buried in snow.
Oil leaked a short distance under the snow, Greenberg said. The leaked product will be removed as part of the cleanup, and the site will be fully restored, he said.
Approximated 400 barrels of oil leaked from the two cars, the railway said.
CP, which is conducting soil and ground water sampling around and below the site, said there was no indication from any of the sampling sites that the product has migrated beyond the containment berms.
No injuries were reported in the accident.
CP is working with the Transportation Safety Board of Canada and the Ontario Ministry of Environment on the derailment investigation and remediation, Greenberg said.
Train operations through the area are expected to resume early Thursday evening.
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