The transportation company said in a statement that 3,500-4,500
gallons had spilled, up from its initial estimate of 3,000-4,000
gallons, an increase that equates to 12 barrels of oil.
Most of the oil had leaked onto a parking lot and some had sunk into
nearby soil, the transportation company said, adding it had cleared
up 75 percent of the spill.
It said shipment along its Conemaugh Line, which runs from
Pittsburgh to a stop near New Florence, will resume on Saturday
The 120-car train was carrying crude oil, liquefied petroleum gas
and other products when 21 tank cars went off the tracks and crashed
into an industrial building at a bend by the Kiskiminetas River in
the town of Vandergrift.
There were no reports of injury or fire in the accident, the latest
in a string of similar crashes that have prompted calls for stronger
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"Nineteen of the derailed cars remain staged at the scene but away
from the track, and NS will begin transloading crude oil inside 18
of those tankers into other rail cars for transport away from the
scene," the statement said.
(Reporting by Sabina Zawadzki; editing by Amanda Kwan)
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