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LPG Train Derailment

El Segundo, CA 90245, USA | 2017-Jan-12

Initial Notification: On January 12, 2017, the USCG Sector LA/LB contacted the local NOAA SSC regarding a train derailment near the intersection of Rosecrans and Douglas (East of the El Segundo Refinery). Three rail cars are known to be involved in the derailment. They are reportedly carrying LPG; however, no damage or release to air or water have been reported. El Segundo and refinery fire departments are on-scene. USCG requested air plume modeling support for a hypothetical release from each/all three rail cars in the event they are damaged during response or salvage operations.

Incident Details
Primary threat:Chemical
Products of concern:LPG
Total amount at risk of spill: 100500 gallons
Latitude (approximate): 33° 54.12′ North
Longitude (approximate): 118° 22.99′ West