Cleanup Continues in Connecticut Train Derailment

May 17, 2010

Officials are questioning the safety of a stretch of tracks in eastern Connecticut where trains hauling hazardous substances have derailed twice this spring.

Cleanup continued Friday at the site of the latest derailment, which occurred Wednesday in Lisbon. Crews were trying to repair broken lengths of track and stand the nine derailed cars upright again.

Gov. M. Jodi Rell says they want details on whether the privately owned tracks are safe and being properly maintained.

A portion of Route 12 remained closed Friday because of the cleanup work.

The Providence & Worcester Railroad train was carrying liquid latex. Another train from that company was carrying ethanol when it derailed in March in Windham. No injuries were reported in either incident.

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