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Trainnews - volume 8 - issue 137 (International)
Posted by: Espee99 ()
Date: July 14, 2015 05:53PM

Trainnews - volume 8 - issue 137 (International) - 07/14/15


This day in Railroad History

July 14, 1991
A Southern Pacific Railroad train derailed into the upper Sacramento River at a sharp bend of track known as the Cantara Loop, upstream from Dunsmuir, California, in Siskiyou County. Several cars made contact with the water, including a tank car that initially appeared to be undamaged, however a small rupture below the water line allowed its contents to be released. DFG wardens arrived at the spill site approximately two hours after the derailment occurred. Early in the morning of 15 July, it became apparent that the tank car had ruptured and spilled its entire contents into the river - approximately 19,000 gallons of a soil fumigant - metam sodium. In the upper Sacramento River, every living creature in the water, downstream from the spill, died. Initial responders to the scene found numerous dead and dying fish, salamanders, crayfish, and other aquatic organisms. Within a few days, dead algae and damaged aquatic plants were observed.
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