Governor Reynolds Visits Flooded Areas and Train Derailment Site

Train Derailment

14 of the cars have been leaking oil since the accident, with officials estimating 871,000 litres of crude have seeped into floodwaters adjacent to the tracks.

BNSF railroad spokesman Andy Williams said no one was injured when the cars derailed around 4:30 a.m. Friday just south of Doon in Lyon County.

They're also building a road parallel to the tracks to try to get to the derailed and partially-submerged oil cars.

Sheriff Vander Stoep said, "There is so much food for the workers and for us at the incident command, it's just unbelievable how little these communities come together".

(Doon)- Flooding is believed to have been the cause of a train derailment in Lyon county early this (Fri.) morning that has resulted in the evacuation of some residents there.

Her proclamation placed the blame for the derailment on the flooding, the Associated Press reported. The river rose rapidly after 13 to 18 cm of rain fell in the days prior to the derailment. About 100,000 gallons has been contained with booms in a low-lying area filled with floodwaters near the derailment.

Williams says clean-up crews are working to contain the oil as close to the derailment as possible using containment booms, skimmers and vacuum trucks. Williams says "ongoing monitoring is occurring for any potential conditions that could impact workers and the community and, so far, have found no levels of concern".

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The train was carrying tar sands oil from Canada to Oklahoma for ConocoPhillips. ConocoPhillips spokesman Daren Beaudo said each tanker can hold more than 25,000 gallons of oil.

Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds is set to visit the site of an oil train derailment and oil spill in the northwestern corner of the state.

Cities downstream from the spill are monitoring their water systems.

"Our first major concerns are public water supplies", he said, adding that several towns that draw water from shallow wells near the Rock River have been alerted about possible contamination.

Rock Valley, Iowa, just southwest of the derailment, shut off its water wells within hours of the accident.

The city, with a population of almost 3,400, will stay on the rural water system until testing by the Iowa Department of Natural Resources confirms the safety of the city's drinking water, Olson said.

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