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Cleanup of SW Va. train derailment continues

Monday - 3/25/2013, 12:40pm  ET

HAYSI, Va. -- Crews are continuing to clean up the site of a train derailment in southwest Virginia.

CSX tells media outlets that it hopes to restore the rail line to service Monday.

The 64-car, two-locomotive train was headed from Hamlet, N.C., to Russell, Ky., when 18 cars derailed Saturday in the town of Haysi.

About 1,100 gallons of propionic acid leaked from the one of the cars. CSX says the substance didn't reach the nearby Russell Fork River.

Propionic acid is used in herbicides, preservatives and other materials.

The cause of the derailment hasn't been determined.

There were no injuries or evacuations.

Jason Barton lives near the site of the derailment. He says one of the cars ended up in the middle of his driveway.


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