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Waterville Train Derailment

EPA responded to a release of 2,800 gallons of diesel fuel Dec. 9 2010 at the Pan Am/Guilford Railways Facility on College Avenue in Waterville, Maine. The entire property covers more than100 acres in a mixed industrial, commercial and residential area. The release was the result of a locomotive derailment at the entrance to the railyard. Diesel fuel was released from a punctured saddle tank. There was no impact observed to Kennebec River, which was about 500 yards away. Diesel fuel was released to the rail bed, coated the ballast stone, then pooled on an underlying hardpan layer. The rail track was dismantled and the oil was collected by vacuum truck after the overlying ballast stone was excavated. The cleanup was completed that day. The Maine Dept. of Environmental Protection continued to work with the railyard to monitor for any other impacts.

Location: Waterville, Maine
EPA Mobilization Date*: 12/09/2010
EPA Demobilization Date*: 12/09/2010
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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