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May 31, 2022: 3,000 Gallons of Petroleum Leaked into Allegheny River

Authorities believe around 3,000 gallons of petroleum spilled into the waterway during last week’s derailment in Harmar. Norfolk Southern has retrieved all of the tank cars from Guys Run Creek. During the clean-up process, it was discovered that the bottom valve was damaged on one of the railcars, causing the leak.
The Ohio River Valley Water Sanitation Commission and the U.S. Coast Guard have been notified. EPA is currently monitoring the air quality and is collecting water samples to evaluate potential impacts to the Allegheny River. ORSANCO has reported no detections of contamination in the drinking water intakes in the Allegheny River since the spill.

EPA: Derailed train in Harmar leaked 3,000 gallons of petroleum into waterways

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