April 16, 1996 in City

Crews To Empty Chlorine Tank Car

From Staff And Wire Reports

Crews expected to have one chlorine tanker emptied Monday night, as they worked to clean up after a derailment forced the evacuation of nearly 1,000 area residents last week.

Crews planned to move two cars out of the site this morning and patch and unload the car that ruptured in last Thursday’s derailment, sending a cloud of toxic gas over the area.

About 300 of those evacuated have returned to their homes.

Some of the returning residents are finding horses left in their corrals are sick - bleeding from the nostrils, some short of breath, many listless and lethargic.

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