Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Derailed train spills about 1,000 gallons of high-fructose corn syrup in Breckenridge

HFCS: Unsafe under many circumstances

Railroad workers had sticky mess to clean up in Breckenridge after a train derailed spilling about 1-thousand gallons of high-fructose corn syrup.

It happened Saturday afternoon. Four tankers that had just been filled with the corn syrup tipped over shortly after they were filled up at the Cargill plant in Wahpeton.

It's not clear what caused the derailment, but managers think a section of the track made soft by wet soil caused a wheel to catch on a switching point.

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