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Trains derail, 3,200 gallons of diesel fuel spill into Mississippi River

Containment efforts are under way after more than 3,200 gallons of diesel fuel spilled into the Mississippi River.

Two trains derailed yesterday in Saint Paul, Minnesota.

A Union Pacific spokesman says no one was hurt.

In an effort to keep the fuel from reaching the Quad Cities and other spots down the river, the Minnesota pollution control agency was called to monitor damage.
     
Pieces of boom were placed along an eight-mile stretch of river to absorb the sheen.

 Authorities are hoping the river flow and booms will dissipate the fuel without impacting wildlife.


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