- Associated Press - Wednesday, May 7, 2014

GREAT FALLS, Mont. (AP) - Hazmat crews in Great Falls say a minor chemical fume leak in a rail car is under control and crews are making temporary repairs.

Authorities say the leak Wednesday posed no public health or environmental risk.

Hazmat teams tell the Great Falls Tribune (https://gftrib.com/1npkjlq ) a top vent meant to keep chemical fumes from escaping from the tank car was leaking, allowing a small amount of vapor to escape.

Authorities say Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway employees reported a strange smell around the rail car.

The car is carrying up to 1,000 gallons of sodium hydrosulfide, a toxic chemical powder used in the production of paper and dyes and to process ores.

Authorities say the car was headed to the Calumet refinery in Great Falls.


Information from: Great Falls Tribune, https://www.greatfallstribune.com



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