Train Derailment Spills Up To 4,000 Gallons Of Diesel Fuel In Delaware River

August 9, 2018

DEPOSIT, NEW YORK — A train derailment early Thursday morning spilled thousands of gallons of diesel fuel into the Delaware River. The derailment happened at about 2 a.m. near Deposit, New York. The 63-car train included four locomotives and 13 cars carrying hazardous, contaminated soil, according to the Delaware Riverkeeper Network. Up to 4,000 gallons of diesel fuel spilled in the West Branch of the Delaware River and at least two rail cars are in the river. The derailment is believed to have been caused by railroad tracks and a culvert washing out due to rainfall. Fast-moving water is making it difficult to capture the fuel and some of it is being swept downstream. — STAFF REPORTS

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