Thursday, March 28, 2013

Train Derailment Spills Crude in Western Minnesota

Reuters is reporting that a Canadian Pacific train carrying crude oil from Canada has derailed near the western Minnesota town of Parker's Prairie in Otter Tail County. Fourteen cars out of a total of 94 reportedly left the tracks, spilling between 20,000 and 30,000 gallons of oil. A Canadian Pacific official did not know whether the oil being transported originated from oil sands or from conventional wells, according to Reuters. Read more

Update March 29

The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency has revised its estimate of the number of gallons spilled to 15,000. Read more

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