Two More Train Derailments in Texas and South Carolina Raise More Concerns

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Ten days ago, we covered the train accident that took place in East Palestine (Ohio), on February 3. They were concerned about an explosion because there were chemicals in the cars.

On Monday, there were two more train derailments. Two more train derailments occurred Monday in Montgomery, Texas, and Enoree, South Carolina.

Montgomery, north Houston, experienced a derailment at 7:30 am. It was caused when a truck was hit on the tracks.

21 cars were severely damaged in the accident. The train was also contaminated with hazardous materials, according to Splendora Police Department. Union Pacific is currently monitoring air quality at the crash site.

Robyn Tysver spokeswoman for Union Pacific. She confirmed that Union Pacific’s Hazmat Teams were on the scene and that about 100 gallons of diesel fuel had been released from the truck involved.

Teller said that there aren’t any major chemicals to be concerned about based on the information he was given.

Monday afternoon saw another derailment at Enoree (South Carolina) Although the photos suggest fluid tankers, there isn’t much information.

We are still developing these stories and will keep our readers updated as more information becomes available.