- 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.

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