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Rail Car Detroit River; Sarnia Ontario

Sarnia Ontario | 1985-Feb-12

Initial Notification: A railway car being loaded onto a car/railroad ferry was dumped into the Detroit River just south of Sarnia Ontario. It contained 170,000 lbs of propylene oxide pressurized to 45 PSI. On Scene weather was winds from the ? at 12 kts. An estimation of the dilution of the propylene oxide when it reaches a water intake ~2250 ft from the place the tank went down is requested. They will be attempting to refloat the tank car and offlaod the propylene oxide.

Incident Details
Primary threat:Chemical
Latitude (approximate): 42° 57.38′ North
Longitude (approximate): 82° 25.52′ West