A train derailed in St. Landry Parish, La., Aug. 4, leaking lube oils, a fatty alcohol used in lubricant additives and other materials.
On its way from Lake Charles to Livonia, the train derailed at 3:30 p.m. Aug. 4 near a subdivision between Lawtell and Opelousas, La., according to an emergency declaration by Gov. Bobby Jindal (R). Of the 76 railcars and two locomotives, 23 railcars derailed.
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