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322,000 Gallons of Ethanol Released in Fiery Iowa Derailment

April 4, 2017 | US News | GRAETTINGER, Iowa (AP) — Investigators have determined that 322,000 gallons of ethanol were released during a northwest Iowa train derailment that erupted into flames.

The Union Pacific train derailed early March 10 on a trestle bridge spanning a creek near Graettinger (GREHT’-ihn-jur), about 160 miles (257 kilometers) northwest of Des Moines. Five of the 20 derailed tankers plunged into Jack Creek. No injuries were reported in the sparsely populated area.

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