CSX CARGO TRAIN CARRYING MOLTEN SULFUR DERAILS IN CENTRAL FLORIDA

Publish Date: 
Tuesday, November 28, 2017 - 11:45am

FOUR TRAIN CARS CARRYING MOLTEN SULFUR DERAILED EARLY MONDAY NEAR LAKELAND, FLORIDA. Local residents have been warned to stay indoors and close their windows as several cars are believed to have leaked. CSX says no injuries have been reported, and the cause of the derailment is under investigation.

CSX Spokesman Rob Doolittle describes molten sulfur as "a hazardous material used in making rubber, detergent and fertilizers."

The train was traveling from Waycross, GA to Winston, FL, and comprised of 120 loaded rail cars that were carrying molten sulfur as well as cardboard, oats and rock.

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Original article written by Bill Chappell of the National Public Radio.