East Belt Derailment

Houston, TX - Region VI

 

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Jhana Enders
FOSC

enders.jhana@epa.gov

Houston, TX 77093
response.epa.gov/EastBeltTrainDerailment

Latitude: 29.8200000
Longitude: -95.3476000
NRC#: 1234352

On January 01, 2019, the National Response Center (NRC) notified EPA of a train derailment near Houston, Texas, NRC#1234352. The derailment occurred in a residential neighborhood and the train consisted of a number of hazardous cars including Hydrogen Fluoride (HF), Ethylene Oxide and Tetrachloroethylene. An EPA team was mobilized on January 1, 2019 to assess site conditions and conduct air monitoring in the nearby neighborhood.




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