July 13, 2021: Union Pacific Derailed in Brewster, Minnesota

Multiple cars derailed along the Union Pacific Railway just before 2:45 p.m. Saturday, July 10, 2021, near the New Vision Cooperative fertilizer plant on the edge of Brewster. (Tim Middagh/The Globe)

A Union Pacific freight train derailed near the New Vision Cooperative Fertilizer plant on Saturday afternoon. A total of 16 cars derailed during the incident. During the cleanup it was determined that a small amount of isooctane leaked from one of the cars. There were no injuries reported and there is no threat to the surrounding environment.
Kristen South, Senior Director of Corporate Communications and Media Relations for Union Pacific, issued the following statement via email on Sunday. “The crew was not hurt. Union Pacific crews are working to clear the cars and make any repairs necessary.”

Cleanup continues after 16-car train derailment near Brewster

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