Railroad News

Toxic spill in California

A potentially dangerous spill south of LA occurred when two rail cars carrying hazardous materials derailed into a local waterway. Officials claim that the leak has been contained, and no injuries have been reported. A total of five cars from BNSF derailed in the rail yard 20 miles south of downtown LA. It is a relief that the spill was contained, though the potential for disaster in the accident was very high. That no injuries are known of is a miracle. Hopefully BNSF takes the cue and makes some attempts at fixing safety problems at the setting – but don’t count on it.