Unified Command Completes Pumping Operations on Derailed Train Car

Unified Command Completes Pumping Operations on Derailed Train Car
  CLARKSBORO, N.J. – The Unified Command today announced that product mixture pumping operations were completed on the breached rail car at 6 p.m. Wednesday. Earlier, acetone had been pumped into the breached rail car to absorb and dissolve vinyl chloride and assist with the pumping process. Following the completion of the pumping operations, a thorough cleaning was performed at 7:40 a.m. on...

Unified Command Advances East Jefferson Street Bridge Cleanup

Unified Command Advances East Jefferson Street Bridge Cleanup
  CLARKSBORO, N.J. — The removal of vinyl chloride from the breached rail car at the derailment in Paulsboro continues Wednesday. Pumping operations resumed at approximately 11:15 a.m. The breached rail car will be filled with acetone to mix with the vinyl chloride to make the product safe and easier to remove. “We are working as safely and quickly as possible to move through the progression...

Coast Guard, other agencies continue in response of sodium hydroxide leak

SEATTLE - Rail cars lay on a beach in University Place, Wash., after a Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway Company train derailed Feb. 26, 2011. An estimated 50 gallons of sodium hydroxide was leaked as a result of the accident. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Kevin Mallick.SEATTLE – The Coast Guard, Department of Ecology, Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway Company and contractors...

Crews remove derailed train, Coast Guard reopens Intracoastal Waterway

CHESAPEAKE, Va. – A crane barge arrived at the A & C Canal Bridge, in the Centerville area of Chesapeake, at 12:35 a.m. Saturday, for crews to lift a locomotive hanging off the canal bridge so another locomotive could pull it back onto the track.

Safety zone minimized around derailed train

PORTSMOUTH, Va. – The Coast Guard minimized the safety zone around the derailed train in the Chesapeake, Virginia area Friday afternoon.