(The text is from Oil&Gas Journal)
A large-scale cleanup and investigation have launched following the Feb. 16 derailment of a CSX crude oil train near Mount Carbon, W.Va. The train consisted of two locomotives and 109 rail cars traveling from North Dakota to Yorktown, Va. CSX confirmed with OGJ on Feb. 17 that the train carried Bakken crude. All of the oil cars were CPC 1232, newer model tank cars that were modified from DOT-111 tank cars to address safety concerns. The cause of the derailment is under investigation.
In a release from CSX on the evening of Feb. 16, the company reported that it’s working to contain oil found in a creek that flows parallel to CSX tracks, and water utilities on the nearby Kanawha River are taking precautions. Fires around some of the cars have been allowed to burn out. CSX teams are working to deploy environmental protective and monitoring measures on land, air, and in the Kanawha River. The company said it’s also working with public officials and investigative agencies. One person was being treated for possible respiratory problems, but no other injuries were reported, the company said.