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1,000 gallons of diesel fuel spilled in train derailment

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At about 5:40 a.m. on Thursday, a train derailed from an apparent track washout near Ferryville, WI, about 25 miles north of Prairie du Chien.

The crew was not injured in the incident, but have been transported to a local hospital as a precaution.

Five cars and two locomotives derailed. One derailed car is an empty tank car that last carried ethanol, and another empty derailed tank car last carried vegetable oil.

The other derailed cars are loaded with wallboard.

Approximately 1,000 gallons of diesel fuel from a ruptured fueled tank of one locomotive leaked with some of it into the Mississippi River. BNSF responders are on site and will be working with local and state officials. When it is safe to get on the river with the high water levels from recent rainfall, BNSF will place boom in the river at the site of the incident and downstream to capture any diesel fuel.

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