A prepare derailed late Wednesday in western Arizona however was not transporting hazardous supplies as initially feared, a railroad operator mentioned Thursday.

Officers say the prepare derailed alongside Interstate 40 in Topock, an unincorporated neighborhood close to the border of California.

“BNSF Railway can verify {that a} prepare carrying corn syrup derailed,” mentioned a spokeswoman for the railroad firm. “There have been no accidents because of the derailment and preliminarily studies point out there are not any hazardous supplies concerned.”

No spills or leaks have been reported, in accordance with the Mohave County Sheriff’s Workplace, which initially mentioned the prepare had hazardous supplies on board.

Wednesday’s incident occurred lower than two months after dozens of automobiles on a Norfolk Southern freight prepare, together with some carrying hazardous supplies, derailed in East Palestine, Ohio, inflicting a big fireplace.

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Many individuals have been compelled to evacuate the neighborhood close to the Pennsylvania border as officers burned vinyl chloride, a harmful chemical, from 5 of the automobiles with the intention to forestall an explosion.

Rail staff engaged on the clean-up efforts reported feeling “migraines and nausea,” in accordance with a union letter despatched to native and federal authorities. Greater than 43,000 aquatic animals died after the derailment, Ohio’s Division of Pure Sources mentioned final month.

Residents have been essential of Norfolk Southern’s transparency throughout a city corridor assembly in February.

“They’re not out right here supporting, they’re not out right here answering questions. For 3 days we didn’t even know what was on the prepare,” resident Kathy Dyke mentioned on the time.

“I’ve three grandbabies. Are they going to develop up right here in 5 years and have most cancers?”

Norfolk Southern trains have since derailed in Alabama and Springfield, Ohio, this month.

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