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Friday, November 4, 2011

Freight train carrying hazardous industrial chemicals derails in fiery wreck causing commuter chaos, Chicago - 4th Nov 2011

A freight train carrying hazardous industrial chemical derailed in a fiery wreck knocking out the commuter service near Chicago.

22 cars derailed near the Chicago suburb of Elgin early on Thursday. Crews scrambled to control the flames, as three of the cars caught fire. transportation officials said.

Canadian National spokesman Patrick Waldron said crews were responding to the scene.

Officials said two derailed cars contained hazardous materials -- ferric sulfate, (an industrial dye) in one and sodium hydroxide (caustic soda) in another -- but they did not catch fire and nothing escaped from the cars.

'There was no concern for inhalation or a vapor cloud,' said Pretkelis, who did not know what materials were in the cars. 'There was no concern for the general public.' Read More