VIA DERAILMENT FUEL SPILL CLEANED UP

CN Rail has cleaned up an estimated 4,000 litres of fuel spilled during a fatal passenger train derailment in Burlington.

The diesel fuel leaked out of the engine of VIA Train 92 after it derailed on Feb. 26 near Enfield Road in Burlington, crashing into an industrial building and killing three engineers.

The leaked fuel, enough to fill about 38 bathtubs, appears to have been contained in the soil near the tracks, said Jennifer Hall, spokeswoman for the provincial Ministry of the Environment.

A creek runs alongside the CN tracks in the area, but Hall said monitoring has shown no evidence of contamination.

CN has excavated the fuel-soaked soil and trucked it to an approved landfill, she said.

Hall said CN will provide a final report to the MOE when the cleanup is complete.

The Hamilton Spectator

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