Hazmat Alert Issued After Train Derails in Kentucky
Top-level hazmat warning issued
By Matt Cantor, Newser User
Posted Oct 29, 2012 7:03 AM CDT
A freight train has derailed in Kentucky.   (Shutterstock)

(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.

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Jan 10, 2014 1:52 PM CST
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wd56
Oct 29, 2012 10:36 AM CDT
I just saw a movie on HBO last night about the exact same thing with Denzel Washington
HANKHILL
Oct 29, 2012 9:38 AM CDT
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