NEW YORK Canadian Pacific
Railway (CP Railway) has completed the cleanup of an oil spill
in Minnesota following the derailment of 14 rail cars carrying
crude oil to Chicago from Alberta.
"Any remaining surface material
was loaded into sealed trucks and then moved to an appropriate
landfill site," a spokesman for the Calgary, Alberta-based
company told AMM via e-mail, adding that the cleanup
was completed March 30.
Three of the 14 derailed cars
were punctured in the March 27 incident.
Sources have said that the spill, which was estimated to
have released less than 15,000 gallons of oil, could raise
concerns about the growing transport of crude oil via rail (
amm.com, March 29).