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Propylene oxide railcar; St. Clair River

St. Clair River | 1985-Feb-12

Initial Notification: Status of recovery of propylene oxide railroad car in the St. Clair river. February 13, 1985, 1100 EST. The railroad car has been refloated using six salvage bags, and is presently secured in a low current area near the river bank. The manhole is exposed and is intact. No spillage has occurred. Plans are to offload the material from its present location onto railroad cars ashore. It is estimated that this will take about 24 hours. A limited notification of the Joint Response Team has taken place. USCG district 5.

Incident Details
Products of concern:Propylene Oxide
Latitude (approximate): 42° 58.34′ North
Longitude (approximate): 82° 24.71′ West