Train Derails and Spills Thousands of Gallons of Oil in Iowa River

Last Saturday, a series of experts were cleaning up the oil spill that left the derailment of a train in northeastern Iowa.

The 33 freight cars of the BNSF company derailed Friday south of the town of Doon; however, company spokesman Andy Williams has said the cause of the spill has not been clarified.

However, a statement from the governor of Iowa attributed the fact to the torrential rains that caused the increase of the waters of the Little Rock River.

Williams mentioned that about 230,000 gallons of crude was poured into the river. Almost half of the oil has been contained with meshes.

Train Derails and Spills Thousands of Gallons of Oil in Iowa River

He added that the rest of the oil substance is being extracted by cleaning crews.

 

Source: Azteca America