A Union Pacific freight train carrying hydrochloric acid derailed in Smithsville, TX on Sunday morning. There were no injuries were reported. Twenty-five families were evacuated for twelve hours while the air quality around the derailment site was being monitored for safety.
According to officials, the tanker cars that derailed were empty but did contain residual hydrochloric acid and began leaking. All residents were able to return to their homes by 3:30 pm.
Train carrying hydrochloric acid derails in Smithville, prompts evacuations