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UPDATE: Train derailment near Cantonment
A CSX train derailed last night near Cantonment, Florida. The train had 3 locomotives and 69 rail cars carrying mixed freight. It was traveling from Waycross, Georgia to Mobile, Alabama. A total of 23 cars were derailed. Four cars of phosphoric acid are among those derailed. Two are in Fletcher Creek. There is evidence of a slow leak from a valve at the bottom of one car. CSX is working with environmental experts to monitor the water quality in Fletcher Creek, which is a mainly stagnant body of water. Results indicate that only the water in the immediate area has been affected. We are performing remediation efforts to neutralize the acidity of the surrounding water. We are working closely with state and federal environmental agencies who have approved this remediation plan. No injuries have been reported. Our focus right now is a safe recovery.