Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Fuel from Derailed Locomotive in Manitoba Leaks into River, Clean-Up Underway

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Fuel from Derailed Locomotive in Manitoba Leaks into River, Clean-Up Underway

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Derailed locomotive in Manitoba leaks fuel into river

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WINNIPEG - A train that derailed in northern Manitoba on Saturday that killed a railway worker is leaking diesel fuel into the Metishto River.

Manitoba Sustainable Development says the fuel is from one of the locomotives.

The province says spill recovery equipment is being used to clean up the fuel at the site west of Ponton.

The train was carrying cargo including gasoline, liquid propane gas and butane, but there has been no indication that any of that has spilled or leaked.

The Arctic Gateway Group has said a second railway employee sustained serious injuries in the wreck.

VIA Rail says it has been forced to suspend operations between Winnipeg and Gillam because of the derailment. …

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