- Associated Press - Friday, January 31, 2014

CANTONMENT, Fla. (AP) - Environmental officials say phosphoric acid is leaking from a railroad car that derailed in the northern Panhandle during Tuesday night’s icy weather.

Brandy Smith of the Florida Department of Environmental Protection tells the Pensacola News Journal (https://on.pnj.com/1a4Isek ) that the train was on its way to Mobile, Ala., from Waycross, Ga., when it went off the rails in Cantonment.

One of the 24 derailed cars is leaking acid into a creek. Officials have advised nearby residents to avoid any contact with water from the creek. Officials say they must wait until the derailed cars are cleared before they can fully assess any environmental damage.

___

Information from: Pensacola (Fla.) News Journal, https://www.pensacolanewsjournal.com


Copyright © 2018 The Washington Times, LLC.

The Washington Times Comment Policy

The Washington Times welcomes your comments on Spot.im, our third-party provider. Please read our Comment Policy before commenting.

 

Click to Read More and View Comments

Click to Hide