CSX train spills chemical at rail yard

Thursday, October 1, 2009 at 11:55am
Staff reports

Police, fire and Hazmat teams were called to a south Nashville rail yard early Thursday morning after a chemical leaked from a CSX train car.

Crews were called the rail yard at Hogan Road and Regent Drive early in the 1 a.m. hour as crews worked to located and fix the leak.

Firefighters identified the substance as anhydrous ammonia, but there’s no word yet on what caused the leak.

Hogan Road was closed for a few hours as a precaution, but has been reopened.

Thursday’s leak comes one day after hydrochloric acid leaked out of a tanker Wednesday morning on Sidco Drive. Investigators said that leak stemmed from two tankers bumping when they were being connected. The bump caused an emergency valve to release the chemical.

No one was injured in either incident.

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5 Comments on this post:

By: house_of_pain on 10/2/09 at 5:48

CSX has always been a bad neighbor. They are more trouble than they're worth.

By: Blanketnazi2 on 10/2/09 at 8:14

yes, CSX is a very bad neighbor.

By: dnewton on 10/2/09 at 9:46

I thought the train was going to save the planet because it hauled cargo cheaper. I have seen cases where school buildings have been moved to alternate locations because of hazardous cargo on the nearby Interstate. I don't think I ever heard the same arguement for train tracks.

By: codenamecia on 10/2/09 at 11:44

I live very close to Radnor yards. I wonder what haxzard they pose to the health of me and my neighbors?
Does anyone knowo whether there is a history published of Rafnor Yards?

By: Blanketnazi2 on 10/2/09 at 1:32

i don't live too far from there myself. i have not been able to find any published history of radnor yards other than a few articles on the internet. i am concerned about the amount of pollution, both air and noise, that they pose to the every growning neighborhoods.