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Railroad draining ethanol from derailed train cars near Dubuque, monitoring river

February 5, 2015 | The Gazette| DUBUQUE COUNTY — Canadian Pacific employees worked Thursday to drain ethanol from 15 derailed tank cars north of Dubuque after a wreck Wednesday that caused three cars to erupt in flames and three to slide onto the frozen Mississippi River.

The railroad also set up 40 monitoring sites for 10 miles downriver to detect how much ethanol is in the water and whether the fuel is depleting oxygen for fish and other wildlife, spokesman Andy Cummings said Thursday afternoon.

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