- Associated Press - Monday, June 23, 2014

NAVASOTA, Texas (AP) - Eight Union Pacific cars have overturned in Central Texas and at least one tanker leaked a hazardous chemical used in natural gas processing.

The Grimes County Sheriff’s Office says nobody was hurt in Monday’s derailment near Navasota (nah-vuh-SOH’-tuh). Authorities are trying to determine what caused the derailment in an area about 65 miles northwest of Houston.

UP spokeswoman Elizabeth Hutchison says the 127-car train originated in Houston and was bound for Fort Worth when the derailment happened around 6:15 a.m. CDT Monday. She says one car leaked diethanolamine (dy-eth-uh-NAL’-uh-meen) and crews worked to clean up the area.

Sheriff’s Chief Deputy Todd Greene says deputies closed nearby Highway 6 during the cleanup.

Copyright © 2018 The Washington Times, LLC.

The Washington Times Comment Policy

The Washington Times is switching its third-party commenting system from Disqus to Spot.IM. You will need to either create an account with Spot.im or if you wish to use your Disqus account look under the Conversation for the link "Have a Disqus Account?". Please read our Comment Policy before commenting.


Click to Read More and View Comments

Click to Hide