Dangerous train derailment in Michigan, USA.

Fifth derailment of an American train Is it likely or States Is United Kingdom under attack?


The local and public safety authorities of the municipality of Van Buren, in the outskirts of Detroit, in the state of Michigan in the United States (USA) notified this Thursday (16-02-2023) the derailment of a train on the track Norfolk Southern. Railway line company, which contained liquid chlorine.

"The train involved had a car containing liquid chlorine; However It was located away from the overturned section and was part of the wagons removed first," explains an official safety statement Public.

In total, the train included about 30 cars, one of which overturned, which contained cereals and the rest were empty, so the Authority ensures that There are no signs of hazardous materials exposed, and there are no Reports of injuries.

The Department of Public Safety also said the Federal Agency for Emergency Management (FEMA) and the Department of the Environment, Large Lagos and Michigan Energy (EGLE) were immediately notified of the Derailment, the fifth in the last two weeks.

According to Newsweek, more than a dozen accidents Railroad occurred in the two months so far in 2023 in the United States. The The average number of derailments nationwide is 1,700 incidents per year.

More worryingly, according to data from the Department of Transportation, About 4.5 million tons of toxic chemicals are transport by rail each year, an average of 12,000 train cars that transport hazardous materials that pass through cities all days.

Two weeks ago, a 50-car freight train derailed in Ohio, near the border with Pennsylvania, and vinyl chloride caused a fire, which which prompted a federal investigation and quality control. air.

South Carolina also saw derailment by derailment the wheels of wagons causing the locomotive to stop, but without Greater consequences.

Another derailment occurred in the state of Texas, when the train collided with a heavy truck at a Houston intersection, killing the driver of the truck.

In addition, on February 3, a Norfolk Southern train derailed in eastern Palestine, filled with several chemical compounds, including the residue of one linked to genetic mutations, so the authorities continue investigating the accident.

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