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Category: Train derailment

March
2nd

Another 100 gallons of lye spill from derailed tanker car near Chambers Bay Golf Course

UPDATE: Department  of Ecology spokeswoman Kim Schmanke clarified today that 50 gallons of sodium hydroxide leaked out of a tanker car onto the beach Saturday night below Chambers Bay Golf Course as a result of the derailment. Another 25 gallons also leaked out of the tanker car but was captured before it hit the ground, she said. She said there also was a third small leak that also was captured before it touched the ground. The total amount of leakage from the tanker cars to hit the ground was 150 gallons, she said.

INITIAL REPORT: During removal of tanker cars Tuesday morning from

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