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Derailed train in St. Paul dumps 3,200 gallons of diesel fuel into Mississippi River


August 9, 2018

A Union Pacific railroad train derailed on a St. Paul bridge connecting two rail yards, puncturing a tanker and causing 3,200 gallons of diesel fuel to dump into the Mississippi River early Wednesday.

The railroad company has put four booms into the water to try to soak up the spill, including one as far as eight miles downriver, according to spokeswoman Kristen South. Although fuel was detected at that point, none has been found beyond it, she said. Specially equipped boats were out trying to suck up the fuel. There were no injuries.


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