Railroad unloading oil from cars after Iowa derailment

In this aerial image taken from video, tanker cars carrying crude oil are shown derailed about a mile south of Doon, Iowa, on Friday, June 22, 2018. Sioux County (Iowa) Sheriff’s Office via AP

Rail cars carrying crude oil are shown derailed about a mile south of Doon, Iowa, on Friday, June 22, 2018. More than 30 cars derailed after the tracks reportedly collapsed due to saturation from flood waters from the adjacent Little Rock River. Tim Hynds | Sioux City Journal via AP

Cities downstream from the spill are monitoring their water systems.

Workers will continue unloading oil from the rest of the cars and removing them from the area over the next several days. It wasn’t immediately clear Sunday how long the effort will take.

 

Published by mpr.org

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