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Another Freight Train Derailment in Pennsylvania Results in Evacuations of Surrounding Area

Another Freight Train Derailment in Pennsylvania Results in Evacuations of Surrounding Area

A news study recently revealed there were high concentrations of a chemical irritant called acrolein near the East Palestine derailment site.

Yesterday, there were reports that another train derailment in Pennsylvania resulted in evacuations of the surrounding area.

A CSX freight train derailed in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, early Monday, forcing the evacuation of nearby residents and businesses, officials said.

Multiple train cars derailed just before 5 a.m. in the Plymouth Meeting section of Whitemarsh Township near Flourtown Road, Joshua Road and Stenton Avenue, Whitemarsh Township said in a statement.

Precautionary evacuations were ordered for those closest to the scene, and officials said that it is not believed that further evacuations will be necessary. The orders were later lifted.

Officials said there are no reported injuries and no known hazards to the public.

While the emergency situation appears to be resolved today, it is a reminder that the state is still dealing with the fallout from the chemical release residue from the derailment that occurred in East Palestine this February. Following up on this disaster, a new study recently revealed there were high concentrations of a chemical irritant called acrolein near the derailment site.

The chemical wasn’t one of the substances that spilled; it may have been a byproduct of chemical reactions that occurred during the conflagration.

According to the study, levels of a chemical irritant called acrolein detected near the derailment site on Feb. 20 and 21 were up to six times higher than normal levels recorded before the disaster. But local and federal officials had told residents it was safe to return home on Feb. 8.

The test results were released earlier this year but published for the first time Wednesday in the journal Environmental Science & Technology Letters. Longer-term exposure to concentrations of acrolein at the detected levels may be a health concern, the researchers wrote.

Low levels of exposure to acrolein are associated with slow breathing and burning in the nose and the throat. Studies in animals have found that long-term exposure can result in damage to the lining of the lungs, abnormal lesions or nasal tumors.

“The acrolein was a little bit surprising,” said Albert Presto, an associate research professor in mechanical engineering at Carnegie Mellon, who conducted the research.

That’s because acrolein wasn’t among the chemicals that spilled or burned after the train jumped the tracks. The researchers aren’t sure why it was present, though it could have been a byproduct or a mixture of other chemicals that were released.

There was a 10-car derailment in Minnesota today as well. While chemicals were present in the railcars, there are no indications that any release occurred.

The derailment happened just before 8:30 p.m. Monday in a rural, unpopulated area about 6 miles (10 kilometers) north of Cook, the St. Louis County Sheriff’s Office said in a news release. Sheriff’s deputies and firefighters who responded found five of the derailed cars had tipped over, while the others remained upright.

Two of the cars contained liquefied propane and butane, but none appeared to have spilled, both the sheriff’s office and Canadian Railway said.

The sheriff’s office originally reported that nine cars had derailed, but Canadian Railway spokesman Jonathan Abecassis said Tuesday that 10 cars had derailed. The cause of the derailment in being investigated, Abecassis said, and cleanup was continuing Tuesday. Abecassis said he could not give an estimate of when the rail line would reopen to traffic.


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There are more than three freight derailments a day. It’s a shark-attack story.

    rhhardin in reply to rhhardin. | July 18, 2023 at 1:54 pm

    If you’re ever watched YouTube videos of derailment cleanups, they’re really good at it. They get lots and lots of practice and invest heavily in the heavy equipment needed to clear the cars and replace the track. In three days they’re done, almost always.

    cptsully in reply to rhhardin. | July 19, 2023 at 8:21 am

    East Palestine?! Blame the racist Israelis, amirite?

And I just took down all my train derailment decorations and put up my bank failure decorations…..

    AF_Chief_Master_Sgt in reply to rduke007. | July 18, 2023 at 9:48 pm

    Well, it is proper when two events occur simultaneously that having decorations for both are acceptable.

    Annual birthing day coinciding with jolly white elf with gifts day warrants two separate sets of decorations.

    Don’t get wrapped up in which event is more important. It’s the celebration that counts.


E Howard Hunt | July 18, 2023 at 3:31 pm

Mayor Pete needs to kiss Chasten goodbye, and get his little caboose down there. What is most needed is a smirking, smug fairy delivering a freight car full of facile comments.

    Thad Jarvis in reply to E Howard Hunt. | July 18, 2023 at 3:34 pm

    You’re a very sad, insecure little man.

      diver64 in reply to Thad Jarvis. | July 18, 2023 at 4:33 pm

      And your a troll because that is all that lightweight is good for

        Thad Jarvis in reply to diver64. | July 18, 2023 at 7:01 pm

        Be sure to send me a subscription to your newsletter so I can absorb more of your substantive insights.

        Thad Jarvis in reply to diver64. | July 18, 2023 at 7:06 pm

        “Your” a troll. What an incredibly well-crafted sentence you put your heart and soul into here. I’m sure your third grade ELA teacher is beaming with pride. Looks like you have a three-man fan club here admiring your handiwork as well. Maybe you and Howard can share the same writing team.

    Once again, LI commentator E Howard Hunt, who doesn’t address any of the issues in this post, just needs to refer to the Secretary of Transportation as a “smirking, smug fairy.” No doubt E Howard Hunt will once more refer to the Secretary as Butt Plug Pete as he has done numerous times before. E Howard Hunt protests too much. I think what E Howard Hunt really wants is to share a butt plug with Pete. Really. I think that is really gross, but to each his own, right? Who am I to judge? It’s not like there is anything really wrong with it, right?

      E Howard Hunt in reply to JR. | July 18, 2023 at 6:20 pm

      Wow, this site seems to be turning into a gay dating venue. Hope it works out with you and Thad. I know he’s lonely. I keep rebuffing him, but he’s in love.

        E Howard Hunt, thanks for letting us know that you think of this place as just a gay dating venue. Good luck with that.

        You may want to check out other gay dating sites instead, such as the Lincoln Project. I’m sure they will welcome your. You will probably get more dates there.

        Not that there is anything wrong with that.

        Thad Jarvis in reply to E Howard Hunt. | July 18, 2023 at 7:04 pm

        Sad, sad little man. Can’t wait to jump on the comments and craft pseudo-clever insinuations about homosexuals. A really strange obsession.

      Thad Jarvis in reply to JR. | July 18, 2023 at 7:05 pm

      He is an odd little simpleton, isn’t he.

Is Bill Gates buying up these contaminated properties?
asking for a friend.

It is clear no one in Biden’s Admin knows what they are doing and it is not clear if they are doing anything. We have had too many Train derailments to make it being natural so it must be done by the illegals coming over the border. The same with the problems with various fires at food and gas production, and chemical and power.