AP, Mar 7, 2013 (h/t Anonymous tip): A train carrying crude oil derailed Thursday in eastern Maine, causing a minor spill [...] Fifteen cars of a 96-car train went off the tracks [...] said Cynthia Scarano, executive vice president of Pan Am Railways. [...] Scarano said a couple of gallons leaked, at most, likely from oil that spilled onto the seals of some of the tank car covers when the cars were filled with oil. “From what we see now, there’s no leaking,” she said from Pan Am headquarters in Billerica, Mass. [...] The growing volume has been a concern for the DEP, Warren said. “We’ve been aware something like this morning’s spill could be coming,” she said. [...]
WABI TV5: [...] The Department of Environmental Protection, Department of Transportation, and maintenance crews from Pan Am Railways are on the scene. [...] “We were aware that the railroad is gonna start hauling crude oil up through the area, roughly 2,500 cars a month. We’ve started preparing for this, this is just a lot sooner than we had expected,” said Chief Powers. [...] crews are reporting slow leaks from several of the tank cars.
WCSH6: In the meantime, Pan Am crews will work to clean up the mess. [...] “Its going to take about two, three days trying to clean the mess up,” said Robert Powers of the Mattawamkeag Fire Department. “The team that’s here, and the more that are on the way, I’m confident that we won’t have any issues.”
Published: March 7th, 2013 at 10:59 pm ET