No leaks detected from train derailment
July 2, 2008
Source: Vancouver Sun
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Canadian Pacific Railway says it has detected no leaks from a derailment
of four glycol-carrying tanker cars about 10 kilometres north of Lytton.
Mike LoVecchio, Canadian Pacific spokesman, said divers were being sent
into the Thompson River later today to inspect two of the tanker cars
partly submerged in the river.
LoVecchio said the west-bound CP freight train was struck by a mudslide
in the Fraser Canyon at about 6:55 p.m. Tuesday.
No one was injured in the mudslide that knocked the four cars from the
Canadian National track, that was being used by Canadian Pacific.
Two cars were in the river, one on the river embankment, and another was
knocked off the tracks, but remained positioned over the rails.
Glycol is used to produce windshield wiper fluid and antifreeze.
LoVecchio said the tank cars are double-hulled. He was unable to
estimate how long the busy track would remain closed.
Canadian National Railways and CP were moving as much traffic as
possible on the Canadian Pacific rail line through the Fraser Canyon.