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TRAIN DERAILED: Crews Clean Up Fuel Spill

Posted on: 4:47 pm, April 15, 2013, by

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A train derailment led to a fuel spill in Cedar Rapids Monday morning.

A spokesperson for Iowa Northern Railway Company says a switch malfunctioned causing one engine to push another off the tracks.

Officials say the collision punctured a fuel tank and they couldn’t stop the leak.

A hazmat crew was called to clean up the spill, but authorities say there is no risk to the public.