Leaking rail car leaves trail of white powder through downtown

Friday, Jan. 23, 2009 10:16 AM
Last updated 10:19 AM
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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.

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curly123053 01/23/09 - 11:25 am
Wow....talk about giving

Wow....talk about giving terrorsits ideas !! "Accidently" leave a valve open on a tanker of a train and let whatever chemical is in it leak as the trains moves down the tracks.

minime 01/23/09 - 08:59 pm
the ladies will be following

the ladies will be following along splotching up the make-up. They're not terrorists - unless you're married to one!!!

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