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Train Derailment in Florida Leaks Molten Sulfer, Large Hazmat Situation

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 Ukshep    20,176

A train hauling molten sulfur has derailed in Lakeland, Florida, causing a chemical spill. The crash has been pronounced a hazmat situation, and officials have told residents to temporarily stay indoors and keep their windows shut.

A reported nine cars of the CSX railroad freight train derailed in the early hours on Monday morning, ABC Action News reported. At least four of the cars contained hazardous material, officials said, adding that several were reported to be leaking.

There was a small fire at the scene, officials told the news channel, adding that it was immediately controlled. When exposed to fire, sulfur can turn into poisonous gas.

https://www.rt.com/usa/411075-florida-train-derails-molten-sulfur/

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 Ukshep    20,176

This isn't good! They are advising those nearby to stay indoors!

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 Ric278    304
4 minutes ago, Ukshep said:

This isn't good! They are advising those nearby to stay indoors!

Its been awhile since we have had a derailment, and a hazardous one at that!

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 Ukshep    20,176
1 minute ago, Ric278 said:

Its been awhile since we have had a derailment, and a hazardous one at that!

They say the fire department just happened across it already derailed too.. Does no one report these things...

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 Ric278    304
8 minutes ago, Ukshep said:

Does no one report these things

lol, apparently not!

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 RhetoricalRebel    1,627

Lakeland is about 45 miles ESE from me and the wind is blowing from the North, so I think I'm ok. If I smell rotten eggs, I'll know why.

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 Hazmat    347

A Hazmat situation,,, I`m there lol I deal with such stuff. Stay safe people...

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