Train Derails, sulfuric acid leaks

ScreenShot048Update 2: More links (Thanks to Andy Alt)...

Update 1: A bit more from KARE 11, including some video.

Not much information out there right now, but a train derailed in Northfield last night and leaked sulfuric acid:

The derailment occurred near a residential area at about 2 a.m. this morning, said Mark Davis, Union Pacific spokesman. Television reports said the derailment was near Highways 3 and 19.

Informal town reports have the police blocking off an area near St. Dominic'sDairy Queen and Highway 3.

Today's KYMN Daily News has much more information on the leak:

Note that this is the 8:05 a.m. broadcast. As the day progresses, tune into KYMN 1080 AM for more information.


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Mayor Lansing was on KYMN this morning. The amount of acid, he said, was 25 gallons and that it had been neutralized. Neutralized, but the clean-up efforts are still on-going. As for the derailed cars, some of them can be put back on the track with cranes or other heavy equipment.

Union Pacific Derailment In Minn Causes Sulfuric Acid Leak

Channel 4, WCCO
Sulphuric Acid Leaks From Derailed Train

Saint Paul Pioneer Press
Freight train derailment near Northfield causes sulfuric acid leak

Minneapolis Star Tribune
Freight derailment near Northfield causes sulfuric acid leak

One more link

Northfield News
Derailment: Cleanup begins


Thanks Andy -- I updated the story.

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What is Sulfuric Acid?

Wikipedia article about

The United States Government's version of sulfuric acid, from the National Institute of Health