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Westford Train Derailment

EPA learned of a train derailment in Westford, Mass. through a local news report, which said "about 12 cars had been knocked off the tracks, two of them carrying liquefied petroleum gas." EPA contacted the Mass. Dept. of Environmental Protection, which was not yet aware of the incident. EPA and MADEP mobilized personnel to the site, which was just south of the Stony Brook Reservoir and near tributaries leading to the reservoir. There was no contamination released, no evacuations were necessary, nor were there reports of injuries.

Location: 50 North Main St., Westford, Mass.
EPA Mobilization Date*: 02/20/2014
EPA Demobilization Date*: 02/20/2014
Contact: Claudia Deane (deane.claudia@epa.gov)

*The information contained on this website is merely informational; any dates found on the website cannot be relied upon to create any rights, substantive or procedural, enforceable by any party in litigation with the United States. EPA reserves the right to change such dates at any time without public notice.

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