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Sulfuric Acid Release Train Derailment

Sarnia, ON, Canada | 2019-Jun-28

Initial Notification: On the morning of June 28, 2019, a train derailed in a tunnel connecting Port Huron, MI and Sarnia, ON Canada. There are reports of 25-50 gallons of sulfuric acid being released. The leaking car has a potential of 194,000 lbs. The train also is carrying 3000 gallons of diesel, no reports of fuel being released. USCG is requesting fate and reactivity of sulfuric acid.

Incident Details
Primary threat:Chemical
Products of concern:Sulfuric Acid
Total amount at risk of spill: 194,000 pounds
Latitude (approximate): 42° 57.55′ North
Longitude (approximate): 82° 25.13′ West