Train carrying corn syrup derails in Arizona : NPR
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A train carrying corn syrup derailed Wednesday night in western Arizona, the rail operator confirmed. The county sheriff’s office told NPR there were no injuries and “is not aware of any spills or leaks.”
The train operated by BNSF derailed around 7:40 p.m. in Mohave County, Ariz., near the California border. Cause of the incident is under investigation.
A spokeswoman for the sheriff’s office had unconfirmed reports that the train was also carrying hazardous materials, but BNSF said no such material was involved in the derailment.
“There were no injuries from the derailment and preliminary reports indicate no hazardous materials were involved,” BNSF spokeswoman Lena Kent told NPR in an email.
Kent said about eight cars have derailed and blocked the main track, and it is not clear when the track will reopen.
Anita Mortensen, a spokeswoman for the Mohave County Sheriff’s Office, said the derailment happened parallel to Interstate 40, a major freeway with some truck stops but “not the area”. densely populated”.
A spokesperson for the agency told NPR that the National Transportation Safety Board was aware of the derailment and was gathering information, but it had not launched an investigation.
The incident followed a series of famous train derailments. On February 3, a Norfolk Southern train carrying toxic chemicals derailment near East PalestineOhio. About a month lateranother Norfolk Southern train derailed in Ohio — this time without toxic chemicals on board.
On March 9, a rock slide caused Empty coal train derailed in West Virginia, injured three crew members and spilled diesel fuel and oil into a nearby waterway.