- Associated Press - Sunday, May 17, 2015

HEIMDAL, N.D. (AP) - Cleanup efforts continue at the site of a recent oil train derailment in North Dakota.

Amy McBeth with BNSF Railway tells the Minot Daily News (https://bit.ly/1Ecg1mO ) crews in Heimdal are cleaning the tank cars, which will then be scrapped.

The train hauling Bakken crude derailed May 6. No one was hurt but residents of Heimdal were evacuated for about a day.

The newspaper reports the train consisted of 109 cars, of which 107 were loaded with crude oil and two were loaded with sand. The six tank cars that exploded into flames were a model slated to be phased out or retrofitted by 2020 under a recently announced federal rule.

McBeth says crews are “containing and recovering product from the slough” and will be monitoring the area for several months.


Information from: Minot Daily News, https://www.minotdailynews.com

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