New Orleans Times-Picayune – Derailed train in Louisiana carrying highly toxic substances, Jindal says
“. . . three cars were leaking as of late Sunday. One is leaking lubricant oil while a second is leaking Dodecanol, a tasteless, colorless alcohol that can cause mild skin irritation. The third, however, is carrying a highly corrosive substance called caustic soda, or lye. Two other cars containing a highly toxic, flammable, and carcinogenic substance called vinyl chloride monomer have damage to their exteriors but no signs yet of apparent leaks. . . “
“Of the 23 cars that derailed Sunday, 14 contained “regulated substances” that are harmful or toxic.”
It is northwest from Lake FUBAR along I-90, 60 miles west of Baton Rouge.
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Reader, Keith C. M. says –
Things already look peculiar!
Espinoza said the railroad ties were renewed in 2011 and the track was inspected about three hours before the accident.