Train carrying chemicals derails in North Carolina, causes evacuations

 Monday, February 4, 2013

 Reuters

A freight train carrying a hazardous ammonia product derailed in North Carolina on Saturday, causing authorities to evacuate several hundred people in the rural community of Bladenboro in the southeastern part of the state. Bladen County Sheriff’s Department Captain Rodney Hester said 300 to 400 residents and employees of local businesses were evacuated due to the afternoon derailment of nine tank cars in a 105-car, CSX Corp train headed to Wilmington, North Carolina.
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