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Burlington Northern-Santa Fe railway crews continued to work today at the scene of yesterday’s derailment where 25 of its 112 cars derailed in Alma.

Crews on the scene say no injuries were reported. Five of the rail cars did leak ethanol into the Mississippi river

Today, crews continued to trans load ethanol from the derailed cars and rerail the tank cars. Once that work is complete, repairs on the track can begin.

On Saturday, BNSF crews stopped the leaks from five tank cars that were breached, placed a containment boom along the shoreline of the river and began the process of removing the remaining product from the cars.

Five tank cars released an estimated 20 thousand gallons of ethanol. BNSF will continue to monitor for environmental impacts and to work the scene with multiple federal and state agencies involved.

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