Train derails in Burke County

Sunday, Nov. 21, 2010 10:38 PM
Last updated Monday, Nov. 22, 2010 12:03 AM
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A train derailment about a mile outside of Midville, about 55 miles south of Augusta in Burke County, had emergency management and Norfolk-Southern officials busy Sunday evening.

No one was known to be injured in the 5:30 p.m. derailment, a Burke County EMA official said.

Officials have not released information on what the train was transporting.

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AutumnLeaves
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AutumnLeaves 11/22/10 - 12:13 am
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Good luck with that. Glad I

Good luck with that. Glad I wasn't traveling. Amazing emergency system, heard about it for the first time 5 HOURS AFTER THE INCIDENT.

GoGators2010
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GoGators2010 11/22/10 - 07:10 am
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Being that it was 60 miles

Being that it was 60 miles away and the eventual precautionary evacuation zone was 1/4 mile, why should they even bother to notify Augusta?

RoadkiII
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RoadkiII 11/22/10 - 07:24 am
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CAUTION, I am in Virginia and

CAUTION, I am in Virginia and just expelled methane gas. Is that enough warning?

RAINBOW
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RAINBOW 11/22/10 - 07:48 am
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why should they not notify

why should they not notify us?

curiousone
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curiousone 11/22/10 - 09:37 am
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RoadKill -- The EPD has been

RoadKill -- The EPD has been notified of the methane discharge and are on their way with a containment drum and a haz mat team to attempt to capture the unauthorized discharge. :) Couldn't resist.

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Little Lamb 11/22/10 - 05:00 pm
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If you are going to have a

If you are going to have a derailment, about a mile outside of Midville is a good place to have it.

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seenitB4 11/22/10 - 05:08 pm
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RK's gas has hit Gwinnett

RK's gas has hit Gwinnett county......should be in the CSRA in the next hour or so. Get ready.

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workedforit 11/22/10 - 07:41 pm
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The amazing thing is this
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The amazing thing is this happened Sunday afternoon. If there was really a haz-mat spill the entire town of Midville small as it is would have been evacuated yesterday. The 1/4 mile radius is simply precautionary and government mandated. Obviously WRDW did not have much else to report on Monday evening so they are blowing it out of proportion, got to have something on the air to sucker people into listening to 30 minutes of loud advertising.

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