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NRC Report: Oil: Diesel near Walker, LA

06:54 Jun 25 2020 Walker, LA

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Report Details
NRC Report ID: 1280414
Incident Time: 2020-06-25 06:54:00
Nearest City: Walker, LA
Location: NORTH CORBIN RD
Incident Type: RAILROAD
Material: OIL: DIESEL
Medium Affected: BALLAST
Suspected Responsible Party: ILLINOIS CENTRAL RAILROAD
SkyTruth Analysis
Lat/Long: 30.500643, -90.837404 (Approximated from route)
Reported Spill Volume: 50 gallon
Report Description
////////THIS IS AN UPDATE FOR NRC REPORT NUMBER 1280352.////////

UPDATED INFO:
- 40 - 50 GALLONS OF DIESEL FUEL DISCHARGED FROM THE SECONDARY LOCOMOTIVE.
- THERE WERE NO ANHYDROUS AMMONIA TANK CARS INVOLVED. ALL FOUR DERAILED RAIL CARS WERE EMPTY PLASTIC PELLET CARS.
- THE LOCOMOTIVE ONLY KNOCKED OVER ONE POWER POLE. NEARBY GRADE CROSSING EQUIPMENT WAS STRUCK AS THE TRAIN WAS MOVING WITH THE POWER POLE WEDGED AGAINST THE LOCOMOTIVE.
- DAMAGE AMOUNT IS ESTIMATED TO BE $750,000.

ORIGINAL REPORT:
CALLER IS REPORTING A POTENTIAL SPILL OF MATERIALS AND RELEASE DUE TO A DERAILMENT ON THE MAIN LINE. CALLER STATED TWO LOCOMOTIVES AND FOUR TANKERS CAR WERE DERAILED. CALLER STATED TWO OF THE TANKER CARS ARE UPRIGHT BUT OFF THE TRACKS AND ARE EMPTY. CALLER STATED THERE IS A POTENTIAL FOR A SPILL OF DIESEL. CALLER STATED THE TWO OTHER TANKER CARS HAVE RESIDUAL AMOUNTS OF ANHYDROUS AMMONIA INSIDE. CALLER STATED THE LOCOMOTIVE THAT DERAILED KNOCKED DOWN ACTIVE POWER POLES (1- 3 POLES). CALLER STATED THE SIX POWER LINES WERE OR MAYBE STILL ACROSS THE LOCOMOTIVES. CALLER STATED THE CREW WAS NOT ALLOWED TO LEAVE THE LOCOMOTIVES UNTIL THE POWER COMPANY CREW CAME ON THE SCENE TO ASSURE SAFETY TO EXIT THE TRAIN. CALLER STATED ONE CREW MEMBER WAS INJURED AND TRANSPORTED TO THE HOSPITAL. THE OTHER TWO CREW MEMBERS HAVE MINOR INJURIES BUT ARE GOING TO THE HOSPITAL TO GET CHECKED OUT. CALLER STATED THE DAMAGE AMOUNT IS UNKNOWN AT THIS TIME.

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