Chemicals Being Removed from Penobscot Following Train Accident

Bangor Daily News: Work crews on Wednesday emptied chemicals from 2 of the 4 train tanker cars that derailed on the banks of the Penobscot River [in Bucksport, Maine] last week.

Response staff with the Maine Department of Environmental Protection also said that the amount of a synthetic latex chemical that spilled from one of the tankers appears to be substantially less than originally estimated. Crews are expected to begin emptying two other cars containing a clay slurry called kaolin on Thursday.

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