Another Train Derails in Springfield; No Hazardous Materials Spilled: Ohio EPA

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A Norfolk Southern train derailed in Springfield, Ohio, on Saturday.

The Clark County Emergency Management Agency asked residents within 1,000 feet of the incident to shelter in place “out of an abundance of caution,” it said in a post on Facebook. The shelter-in-place order was lifted later, according to an updated Facebook post at 2:15 a.m. Sunday.

The derailment took place at Ohio 41 near the Prime Ohio Business Park, according to the agency, which asked all locals who need the highway to “find alternate routes.”

Local and state first responders confirmed that no hazardous materials were found at the train derailment site in Clark County.

About 20 of the 212 cars derailed. Four tankers were identified to contain non-hazardous materials—two had a small amount of Diesel Exhaust Fluid and the other two had small amounts of Polyacrylamide Water Solution.

The Springfield Twp. Fire Department responded to the scene as well as the Clark County Hazmat team.

There was no indication of any injuries or risk to public health, they said.

A crew from the owner/operator of the railway Norfolk Southern, the Clark County Hazmat team, and the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency each independently examined the crash site and verified there was no evidence of spillage.

The derailment is not in an area with a protected water source, meaning that there is no risk to public water systems or private wells, according to the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency.

More than 1,500 residents found themselves without power in Clark County due to downed power lines in the immediate aftermath of the incident.

The Clark County Emergency Management Agency said that as of 8:50 p.m. local time it is “unclear how long it will take before power is restored to nearby residents.”

Ohio Edison is working to restore power in the area.

Trail Derailment in East Palestine

The Springfield derailment comes about a month after another train operated by Norfolk Southern derailed in East Palestine, Ohio, on the evening of Feb. 3.

The train was carrying 115,580 gallons of vinyl chloride in five cars. The substance is a known carcinogen and is highly flammable. 

By Mimi Nguyen Ly

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