Cleanup Of Derailed Train Includes Controlled Detonation
JUAB COUNTY, Utah – Eleven tankers that were involved in a train derailment Saturday have now been detonated as part of cleanup efforts.
The controlled explosion happened at approximately 9:30 p.m. Sunday night.
Officials said nine of the tankers were carrying propane and two contained bio-diesel.
According to the Juab County Sheriff’s Office, the controlled detonation was determined to be the “safest way to mitigate the volatility of the rail cars that were carrying propane and bio-diesel.”
Union Pacific Railroad reported the derailment happened 6 – 8 miles south of Eureka. One of the cars carrying propane flipped, releasing gas.
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