Dubuque, IA

Iowa DNR: No problems With Canada Pacific after train derailment

February 14, 2015|KCRG| DUBUQUE COUNTY — More than a week after a major derailment north of Dubuque, the Iowa Department of Natural Resources said they have “no problems” with the railroad company behind the initial response and the cleanup. “It’s progressed real smoothly,” said Joe Wilkinson of the Iowa DNR’s Iowa City field office on […]

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Ethanol Dissipates in NE Iowa Derailment

February 10, 2015 | KOEL| DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Iowa’s Department of Natural Resources says results from several monitoring stations along the Mississippi River show much of the ethanol that leaked into the water after several train cars derailed has dissolved. DNR spokesman Kevin Baskins says the highest levels of ethanol have been detected nearest the […]

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Iowa rail line reopens following train derailment, ethanol leak

February 7, 2015 | Reuters| (Reuters) – A rail line in eastern Iowa reopened on Saturday following a freight train derailment that sent three cars tumbling into the Mississippi River, spilling ethanol fuel in the water, Canadian Pacific Railway (CP) said. Thirteen cars and two engines went off the tracks after the derailment on Wednesday […]

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Dubuque Derailment: EPA Pollution/Situation Report

Dubuque Derailment: EPA Pollution/Situation Report

February 6, 2015| epaosc.org|At 11:20 AM Wednesday, February 4, 2015, a southbound Canadian Pacific freight train derailed eleven railcars on the right descending bank of the Mississippi River 10 miles north of Dubuque, Iowa near Balltown, Iowa. Approximately 20,000-30,000 gallons of product (current estimate) has discharged potentially impacting the Mississippi River. One railcar ignited as […]

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Dubuque: CP Derailment Photos

Dubuque: CP Derailment Photos

February 5, 2015| Dubuque Herald| Dave Kettering photos:  

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Iowa DNR: RECOVERY AND ASSESSMENT PROCESS BEGINS FOLLOWING TRAIN DERAILMENT NEAR DUBUQUE

February 5, 2015 | IDNR|   RECOVERY AND ASSESSMENT PROCESS BEGINS FOLLOWING TRAIN DERAILMENT NEAR DUBUQUE   DUBUQUE – A clean-up is slated to begin on Thursday to recover ethanol on land and on the iced-covered surface of the Mississippi River following a train derailment that occurred Wednesday north of Dubuque. There was a fire […]

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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 […]

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Local advocacy group speaks out after Iowa train derailment

WXOW News 19 La Crosse, WI – News, Weather and Sports | February 5, 2015 | WXOW|A train derailment in Dubuque, Iowa Thursday comes as a proposal to expand railroad tracks in La Crosse is under review. The Department of Natural Resources is considering the request since it would cut through a portion of the […]

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13 cars, two engines derail north of Dubuque, some into Mississippi

February 5, 2015 | KCRG| DUBUQUE — Emergency crews plan to let a fire which ignited after a train derailment burn itself out. An eastbound freight Canadian Pacific train derailed at approximately 11:20 a.m. between Wahpeton and Finleys Landing, according to a release from railroad spokesperson Jeremy Berry. At least 11 of the 13 cars […]

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UPDATE: EMS crews plan to remain at derailment scene throughout night

UPDATE: EMS crews plan to remain at derailment scene throughout night

February 5, 2015|The OnLine| UPDATE As of 10 p.m., two railcars continued burning. Canadian Pacific also increased the scope of the derailment, saying now that 13 cars and two locomotives derailed. UPDATE Emergency medical responders from the Sherrill Fire Department will remain on scene, in shifts, throughout the night, according to scanner traffic. A volunteer […]

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