Chemicals Being Removed from Penobscot Following Train Accident
June 1, 2012
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.