Tamaroa, Ill. – The residents of a small town about 80 miles southeast of St. Louis hope to find out today just when they can go home.
More than a thousand people were evacuated Sunday after a freight train derailed in the middle of Tamaroa, Ill., and spilled spilled hazardous material.
The Canadian National Freight train was carrying materials including hydrochloric acid, fermaldehyde, vinyl chloride, and methanol. They can be toxic if not handled correctly. Twenty-one cars on the train derailed.
Tamaroa, Ill. – Almost a thousand residents hope to return today to their homes in Tamaroa, Ill., about 75 miles southeast of St. Louis.
A Illinois Central-Canadian National fright train was carrying hazardous chemicals including vinyl chloride, formaldehyde, and hydrochloric acid derailed in the middle of town yesterday, forcing their evacuation.
The state of Illinois sent emergency management officials to the site to help with the cleanup.