Meridian Southern RR Derailment

Quitman, MS - Region IV

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Dean Ullock

Quitman, MS

Latitude: 32.0086000
Longitude: -88.7258000

On 03 Feb 05 Meridian Southern Railroad had a derailment of a locomotive due to a flash flood (NRC Report #749125). The locomotive had damage to the fuel tank releasing several hundred gallons of diesel to a ponded area approximately 200 yards from the Chickasawhay River. Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ) responded and confirmed an on-going release due to the inability to reach the fuel tank based on the location of the derailment. OSC Ullock was dispatched to provide over sight of the environmental cleanup.

For additional information, visit the Pollution Report (POLREPS) section.