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OxyChem Resin On Derailed Train; No Spill Occurred

OxyChem Resin On Derailed Train; No Spill Occurred

One of several entrances to the now-cleaned OxyChem site on Armand Hammer Boulevard

POTTSTOWN PA – Plastic resin produced by the former Occidental Chemical (OxyChem) plant, at what is now the Tri-County Commerce Park on Armand Hammer Boulevard in Lower Pottsgrove, was part of the cargo on a Norfolk Southern freight train that derailed Thursday night (Nov. 1, 2012) near College Drive and Keystone Boulevard, The (Pottstown PA) Mercury newspaper reported.

Pottstown Fire Marshal William Smale told The Mercury there were no injuries and no hazardous materials situation, as no fuel leaked from either engine and nothing spilled from any cars.

The incident occurred at about 5:15 p.m. “when the rails split and the wheels of both engines and two cars fell off the tracks onto the ground,” according to the newspaper.

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