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Maryville Train Derailment Results in Evacuation

On July 2, a train derailment in Maryville resulted in the evacuation of more than 5,000 residents due to concerns over toxic materials aboard the locomotive. According to NBC News, the freight train was carrying a “highly flammable and toxic gas” that caught fire after the derailment. The news source reported that the evacuation occurred around a two-mile radius where the derailment took place. Ten officials who responded to the scene of the derailment reportedly needed medical treatment after they breathed in fumes. Shelters were opened up for residents who could not find housing after the evacuation. The train was allegedly carrying acrylonitrile, a substance used in the manufacturing of acrylic goods. The locomotive, owned by CSX, was reportedly traveling from Cincinnati, Ohio, to Waycross, Georgia. A representative for CSX said there were 45 loaded rail cars carrying mixed freight and 12 empty rail cars attached to the train when…
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