Tuesday, April 3, 2007 at 10:39 am

ONR Derailment Spills Sulphuric Acid

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Ontario Northland logo Two dozen cars of a 33-car Ontario Northland train derailed on Friday near Engelhart, Ontario, a small community in the Timiskaming region of northern Ontario. Several of the cars contained sulphuric acid: one spilled its contents — about 100 tons’ worth — into the Blanche River; another four were leaking. The spill was contained on Sunday but people were being told not to drink the river water; the line is expected to be closed until Thursday. Meanwhile, local residents worry about the long term impact — dead fish are already beginning to turn up.

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