Leaking rail car leaves trail of white powder through downtown

Emergency officials were called out this morning after witnesses saw a Norfolk Southern rail car leaking a white powdery substance as its train traveled down the Sixth Street tracks through downtown Augusta.

Richmond County Emergency Director Howard Willis said, however, that the leak was determined to be a kaolin or clay-like substance and was not harmful.

He said railroad authorities have been notified about the leak, but it should pose no danger.



Savannah River Site resumes normal activity

A suspicious item was discovered Wednesday afternoon at the Savannah River National Laboratory which prompted emergency responseactivities.

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