The Maine Division of Environmental Safety is taking Canadian Pacific Kansas Metropolis to course of over the cleanup following a freight observe derailment and hearth.
Commissioner Melanie Loyzim despatched a letter Thursday telling the railroad that its good faith efforts have failed to meet the corporate’s expectations near response and timing “to successfully mitigate impacts to the setting and public well being.”
Two concerns are a failure to maneuver a pair of rail vehicles containing hazardous supplies farther away from the placement in a effectively timed methodology, and the failure to remove diesel gasoline from the locomotives’ saddle tanks, inflicting a diesel gasoline spill, the corporate talked about. An estimated 500 gallons of gasoline spilled.
Three locomotive engines and 6 observe vehicles carrying lumber and electrical wiring went off the tracks April 15 in Somerset County, sending three people to the hospital.
Canadian Pacific Kansas Metropolis, created by a merger of Canadian Pacific and Kansas Metropolis Southern that was completed the day sooner than the derailment, is predominant cleanup, salvage and restore.
Derailments and railroad safety have been a rising concern nationwide as a result of the fiery Feb. 3 Norfolk Southern derailment exterior East Palestine, Ohio launched chemical substances, that pressured evacuations and creating lingering effectively being concerns.
The Maine derailment occurred near Rockwood, a metropolis of about 300 people on Moosehead Lake, about 90 miles northwest of Bangor.