Coast Guard enforcing safety zone, pollution responders pre positioned near site of train derailment

d7 logo
ATLANTIC BEACH, Fla. – Coast Guard pollution responders are pre positioned to assist if needed near the site of a train derailment near the Acosta Bridge in Jacksonville, Fla., Tuesday.

Jacksonville Fire and Rescue Department reports two-to-three gallons of ethanol released on land as a result of the derailment Tuesday morning, but no product has currently reached the waterway.

As a precaution, Coast Guard pollution responders are standing by with containment materials, and a safety zone has been established and extends 200 yards on either side of the FEC Railroad bridge.

“We are relieved to know the ethanol has not reached the St. Johns River, and we’re here to assist Jacksonville Fire and Rescue Department as needed,” said Mark Visconti of the Coast Guard Sector Jacksonville command center.

Related Posts

Comments are closed.