Fire departments train with real ammonia for emergency preparedness

Yuma Fire Department, San Luis Fire Department, and MCAS Yuma Fire Department Participate in Ammonia Leak Preparedness Exercise Yuma, Arizona (KECY, KYMA) – According to Tony Badilla, county emergency management agency, “more than 750,000 pounds of ammonia are stored in Yuma at any one time.” Chemicals are used for refrigeration and fertilizers. Both are essential […]

County manager gives brief update on train derailments | Local News Stories

Burlington Northern Santa Fe (BNSF) railroad officials haven’t provided many details about two northern Arizona train derailments that occurred hours apart during last week’s severe storm activity. Mojave County manager Sam Elters provided a brief update at Monday’s board of oversight meeting. Neither incident involved any injuries or hazardous materials. The railroad initially said about […]

24/7 unit ready to roll if a train derails here | News

Following the February 3 derailment in East Palestine, Ohio, concerns over the safety of freight transport on trains have become a top public concern. More recently, a freight train carrying corn syrup, initially reported as a hazardous substance, derailed last Wednesday in Mojave County near the California border. East Valley officials say a task force […]

Train derailments in the news | News

Train derailments have been in the news since February 3, when a Norfolk Southern train carrying dangerous chemicals derailed in East Palestine, Ohio. Part of the cargo spilled out of the tank car and caught fire, creating a large cloud of smoke that covered the town. Residents have expressed concern over the long-term health and […]

Empty train tank car derails Thursday in Jamestown | News

An empty Sierra Northern Railroad tank car derailed on Thursday at Seco Street and Jim Brady Road in Jamestown, staff members of the Tuolumne County Sheriff’s Office and the president of the Sierra Northern Railroad said in telephone interviews Friday. According to Kennan H. Beard III, President and Chief Executive Officer of Sierra Northern Railway, […]

BNSF freight train derailments: 5,000 gallons of diesel spilled in Anacortes, Washington hours after corn syrup spillage in Topock, Arizona

Two BNSF freight trains derailed within hours. Around midnight in Anacortes, Washington, over 5,000 gallons of diesel spilled after two of his locomotives, each capable of carrying 3,500 gallons of fuel, overturned. On Wednesday, a train carrying corn syrup derailed near Topok in western Arizona, near the California border. “BNSF Rail can confirm that a […]

Two train derailments reported in Mohave County | Kingman Daily Miner

Mojave County — There were two train derailments overnight in Mojave County, but no injuries were reported. One derailment occurred last night at Kingman Industrial Park near Highway 66 and Castle Rock Road. According to the Northern Arizona Fire Department, 10 empty cars derailed and no spills or hazardous materials were involved. NAFD responded to […]

Freight Train Derails in Arizona

A freight train that derailed in western Arizona Wednesday night was carrying corn syrup, its operator said. The accident near the town of Topok, Arizona, came less than six weeks after a train derailed in Ohio, releasing toxic chemicals and sparking a national debate about railroad safety. In Wednesday night’s derailment, the Mojave County Sheriff’s […]

Mohave County, Arizona: Train carrying hazardous materials derails near Arizona-California border, authorities say, though no spills have been reported

(CNN) A train allegedly carrying hazardous materials derailed in Mojave County, Arizona, near the California border, a sheriff’s office spokesperson confirmed Wednesday night. No spills have been reported at this time, but recent storms have washed the area. Mojave County Sheriff’s Office. The derailment occurred near Milepost 9 on Interstate 40, she said. The area […]

It happened in Ohio—what if a train with hazardous material derailed in Flagstaff?

After 38 Norfolk Southern freight trains derailed in East Palestine, Ohio, releasing toxic materials into the area, residents of Flagstaff, where about 100 trains pass each day, were wondering. This drone photo shows part of the Norfolk Southern freight train that derailed in East Palestine, Ohio on February 3 and is still burning the next […]