3rd Car Found Leaking Ethanol After Train Derailment

Posted at: 05/22/2013 4:28 PM
Updated at: 05/22/2013 7:31 PM

Photo Courtesy: Globe Gazette
Photo Courtesy: Globe Gazette

(ABC 6 News) -- Monday's train derailment near Charles City may be worse than originally thought.

Iowa DNR discovered ethanol began leaking from a second and third car into the Cedar River while trying to remove the cars and locomotives Wednesday.

We've learned two of the leaking cars have been removed from the site and the third removed from the waterway.

They are still preparing to have the one locomotive that has lost some engine fluids removed from the area.

Containment booms and absorbent pads remain in place around the locomotive and it appears the leak remains contained.

Thus far, ongoing water and air testing has shown no signs of adverse impacts. 

Officials say the train derailment late Monday was caused by a washed-out rail line.