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Middlebury, Vermont Train Derailment

Middlebury, Vermont Train Derailment

On Oct. 22, 2007 EPA's New England emergency response began coordinating with local, state and federal agencies responding to a train derailment in Middlebury, Vermont where gasoline is leaking onto surrounding soils and a nearby creek. A train carrying 18 rail cars, 15 of which contained approximately 25,000 gallons of gasoline each, derailed. Several cars were leaking gasoline. Gasoline leaked into Otter Creek, a tributary to Lake Champlain. Boom were deployed in Otter Creek to contain any leaking gasoline. Among other actions, EPA conducted air monitoring, which indicated that the concentration of gasoline in the air did not exceed safety levels. Other response agencies at the site included the Vermont Dept. of Environmental Conservation, Federal Railroad Administration, the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry, the U.S. Coast Guard Atlantic Strike Team and State and local hazmat crews.

Location: Middlebury, VT
EPA Mobilization Date*: 10/22/2007
EPA Demobilization Date*: 10/25/2007
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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