Hazmat Alert Issued After Train Derails in Kentucky

Top-level hazmat warning issued

By Matt Cantor,  Newser Staff

Posted Oct 29, 2012 7:03 AM CDT

(Newser) – Officials have issued the highest-level hazardous material warning in Kentucky after the derailment of a freight train. The train, which was carrying chemicals including hydrogen chloride and hydrochloric acid, derailed in West Point, the Courier-Journal reports. A highway has been closed across two counties, and residents are being evacuated. Thus far, there have been no reports of deaths or injuries.

A freight train has derailed in Kentucky.
A freight train has derailed in Kentucky.   (Shutterstock)
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