2nd evacuation order given near derailed train

2nd evacuation order given near derailed train

2nd evacuation order given near derailed train

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by Associated Press

WHAS11.com

Posted on November 12, 2012 at 2:55 PM

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) -- Authorities are ordering a second round of evacuations near the site of a train derailment in Louisville as work begins to remove hazardous chemicals from some of the cars.
 
   Officials said Monday the latest evacuation will only affect a fraction of the area included in an evacuation almost two weeks ago that sent hundreds from their homes after a chemical fire erupted at the site.
 
   Jody Duncan, a spokeswoman for the Louisville-Jefferson County Emergency Management Agency, says the evacuation will affect 31 homes within a half-mile radius of the derailment.
 
   The evacuation will coincide with work starting early Tuesday to remove hydrogen fluoride and butadiene from four rail tanker cars.
 
   Duncan says officials from Paducah & Louisville Railway will visit each home to give the residents pre-paid hotel information.

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