St. Louis Public Radio News
4:10 pm
Mon March 31, 2003

Tamaroa, Ill. Has Received Almost $500k for Derailment

Tamaroa, Ill. – The Canadian National-Illinois Central freight train company has paid more than $446,000 to residents and businesses in Tamaroa.

The money went to those in the small southern Illinois town who were evacuated for several days in February when a train carrying hazardous materials derailed there.

A spokesman for the train company says more than 1,100 residents have received about $330,000, while the remaining $117,000 has gone to 74 businesses.

There were no injuries when the train derailed in downtown Tamaroa, about 65 miles southeast of St. Louis.

Tamaroa has about 800 residents.