January 14, 2018: CSX Spills Diesel Fuel in Selkirk

A fuel tank partially derailed in Selkirk at the CSX rail yard on Sunday. The tank car spilled 2,100 gallons of diesel fuel after a car coupling broke and forced the engine to jolt. This shifted the car off the rails and punctured the fuel tank.
Selkirk Fire Department Chief Joe Michaniw said most of the fuel actually spilled into the rocky track bed. The State Department of Environmental Conservation was on site to clean up the spill.  Chief Michaniw said “We contained it with absorbent booms and pads. That’s about all that can be done right now. There is no threat to the public. It’s too cold…..I’m sure they are going to have to dig it up to clean it up. they can’t leave it there. But for now, its contained.”

CSX train tips spills 2,100 gallons of diesel fuel in Selkirk