Hundreds evacuated in Willard Ohio after chemical spill from train derailment

Willard Ohio Train derailment chemical spillWILLARD, OH (Toledo News Now) –  Evacuations are underway in Willard (Huron County) after a train derailment caused a dangerous chemical spill.

A CSX spokesperson confirmed that a train derailed around 11 PM Tuesday, which caused a 4-inch puncture in a car carrying styrene monomer, a chemical used in plastic.  The car spilled nearly all of it’s 30,000 gallon load.  The chemical is highly flammable and could cause respiratory damage.

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