Crawford Texas and surrounding areas evacuated due to chemical spill from train derailment September 19, 2006Posted by daveintexas in Current Events.
Just local news right now, and this story doesn’t mention the town evacuating, but that information is in a marquee scrolling on the screen while some dorky show is on (NCIS I think).
Don’t know yet how/whether this is affecting Bush’s Crawford home. I’m sure we’ll all be hearing about it soon.
Unidentified chemical, up to 30 cars derailed. Residents are gathering at the local high school football field while hazmat teams, firemen, and sheriff’s deputies evaluate the scene.
I see the hand of Rove.
UPDATE: 8:15pm CDT. Downtown Crawford, everyone within a
mile half-mile radius evacuated (to community center and elementary school, not the HS football field. Leaves out the Bush ranch. 12-14 cars, some kind of pesticide.
UPDATE: 10:05pm CDT. Situation under control, people being let home. 23 cars, 2
dumped lost/leaked chemicals, one was granular pellets, the other a liquid (ethylanolymine, caustic.. an ingredient in Drano according to HazMat guy being interviewed), which formed a cloud, which got authorities busy protecting the nice folks of Crawford Texas.