Canadian National Illinois Central Railroad

Glendora, MS - Region IV

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Steve Spurlin
FOSC

spurlin.steve@epa.gov

Glendora, MS
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NRC#: 830365

SIGNIFICANT EVENT: NRC #830365 Canadian National Illinois Central Railroad (NCIC) Incident, Glendora, Tallahatchie County, MS: At approximately 2:19 p.m. (CST) on March 26, 2007, a train carrying 29 railcars of isobutane, was involved in an accident, with a tanker trailer hauling 7300 gallons of diesel. The tanker was lodged under the train, caught fire, and released its entire contents. A one mile radius was evacuated as a precautionary measure. Updated reports indicate that the fire has been extinguished and no railcars were derailed. Furthermore, no railcars are reported to be leaking at this time. MDEQ and MEMA are on site. OSC Steve Spurlin has been dispatched to the scene.


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