Another train carrying hazardous materials has derailed in the Midwestern United States, this time in outside Detroit, Michigan.
The Van Buren Township Fire Department confirms that a train derailed near in its township.
A video from a helicopter shows at least six cars off the track, according to ABC7.
Officials say only one car in the train was carrying hazardous materials and isn’t showing signs of leaking or damage.
Michigan Congresswoman Debbie Dingell released a statement regarding the derailment this morning:
“My team and I have been in touch with Supervisor Kevin McNamara, the Van Buren Fire Department, and other local officials regarding the train derailment in Van Buren Township. We are also in touch with the relevant federal authorities, including the EPA. At this time no one is aware of the release of any hazardous materials, the car carrying hazardous material has been put upright and is being removed from the area of the other derailed cars, and EPA is dispatching a team to ensure public safety. We will continue to monitor the situation very closely and remain in touch with federal, state, and local officials, and release additional information as it becomes available.”
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The derailment comes less than two weeks after a train carrying toxic chemicals derailed in East Palestine, Ohio.
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