Most Of Fuel Spilled During Lancaster Train Derailment Contained

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WOUB Staff Writer

Dateline
Updated Fri, Mar 2, 2012 10:18 am

Firefighters say most of the fuel spilled during a train derailment in Lancaster is contained in a holding pond.

The train derailed yesterday morning in a corn field off of Ety Road near Fair Avenue.

The fuel tank was punctured allowing up to 1,500 gallons of diesel fuel to spill into the surrounding area.  

Concerns that the fuel would make its way to the nearby Hocking River arose, so Ohio Environmental Protection Agency workers quickly tried to clean up the fuel by drilling wells near the site to make the removal of the fuel easier.  

No injuries were reported.

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