Plan underway to remove train cars carrying chemicals

Plan underway to remove train cars carrying chemicals

Plan underway to remove train cars carrying chemicals

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by WHAS11

WHAS11.com

Posted on November 7, 2012 at 7:48 PM

Updated Wednesday, Nov 7 at 11:08 PM

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WHAS11) -- The train tracks at the site of a derailment in southwest Jefferson County have reopened to traffic, but the derailed tankers still remain on site.

The railroad company and contractors are working together on a plan to remove two hydrogen fluoride cars that are  carrying the most hazardous and volatile chemicals.

The proposal is due by Friday and work could begin as soon as Monday.

According to emergency officials, once this happens, they may have to reissue the 5 mile shelter in place order.

Dixie Highway is still reduced to two lanes in the area and police are strictly enforcing the 35 mph speed limit.

Two contractors from the R.J. Corman Railroad Company remain hospitalized Wednesday night. Both were badly injured in an explosion while trying to clean up the derailment. The men are from the St. Louis area.

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