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Train Derailment Newburgh, NY

newburgh NY 12455, USA | 2017-Mar-07

Initial Notification: On March 7, 2017, the NOAA SSC received a notification from USCG Sector New York that a CSX freight train derailed on the West Shore line track along the Hudson River near the Windsor-Newburgh border. Three cars were carrying 55,000 gallons of sulphuric acid, 32,000 gallons of sodium hydroxide and 18,000 gallons of bisulfate aqueous. The train cars are not leaking at this time. Sector New York requested information on these three chemical products, human and ecological risks.

Incident Details
Primary threat:Chemical
Products of concern:Sulfuric Acid, Sodium Bicarbonate, Bisulfate Aqueous
Latitude (approximate): 41° 29.25′ North
Longitude (approximate): 74° 0.57′ West