Skip to comments.Derailed train in north Louisiana carrying highly toxic substances, Jindal says
Posted on 08/04/2013 10:00:43 PM PDT by ruralvoter
A train carrying highly flammable and corrosive materials derailed in north Louisiana on Sunday. Over 100 homes have been evacuated as a precaution, Gov. Bobby Jindal said, adding there were no fatalities or injuries and air monitors have not picked up anything to cause concern.
According to a press release from Jindal's office, three cars were leaking as of late Sunday. One is leaking lubricant oil while a second is leaking Dodecanol, a tasteless, colorless alcohol that can cause mild skin irritation. The third, however, is carrying a highly corrosive substance called caustic soda, or lye.
Two other cars containing a highly toxic, flammable, and carcinogenic substance called vinyl chloride monomer have damage to their exteriors but no signs yet of apparent leaks, the release added. Jindal said these cars cause authorities "the most concern" but they are working to mitigate the problem by damming off the area.
Of the 23 cars that derailed Sunday, 14 contained "regulated substances" that are harmful or toxic.
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Train wrecks seem to be in vogue this year. I think we haven’t yet seen what will be this year’s most spectacular train wreck though. Keep an eye on the ObamaCare Express.
It does seem odd...the number of train mishaps and plane mishaps.
Of course it’s possible that it’s normal activity and being reported on more by the media.
OCare Express....monumental train wreck.
This was in St. Landry Parish, about 60 miles west of Baton Rouge. That’s quite a distance from “North Louisiana”.
Parish is not North Louisiana.
“Two other cars containing a highly toxic, flammable, and carcinogenic substance called vinyl chloride monomer have damage to their exteriors but no signs yet of apparent leaks”
Useful stuff (it’s a big part of making PVC pipe), but quite nasty in its current state.
Lye can be nasty stuff, too, but I’d think cleaning that up would be a relatively simple matter, by comparison. (Speaking as an armchair chemist, of course).
Actual title of article reads:
Derailed train in Louisiana carrying highly toxic substances, Jindal says
“......carrying highly toxic substances”.......
I thought Moooooooochelle and odumbo were out in Nantuckeet somewhere.