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Train Derailment Sends Coal Waste And Lentils Into Creek Near Canadian National Park


December 28, 2014 | Climate Progress| A freight train carrying coal waste and lentils derailed in Alberta Friday, sending seven rail cars into a creek near Banff National Park.

Fifteen Canadian Pacific cars derailed in total, six of which were carrying fly ash — a product created during coal combustion and which, when combined with the bottom ash that tends to gather on the floor of a coal furnace is generally referred to as coal ash — and nine of which were carrying lentils. The cars fell off a bridge over 40 Mile Creek Friday and spilled some of their contents into the water below.

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