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Cleanup Continues After Train Derailment In Hays

Associated Press - August 17, 2013 5:27 pm

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Cleanup continues in Hays from the freight train derailment last month.

A Union Pacific freight train derailed at the Hays rail yard on July 16. Three of the derailed cars contained beer, six had wood products and one had poultry meal.

UP says the contractor responsible for removing the chicken meal has completed transferring the stockpile to the Barton County landfill. The contractor is removing soil with meal and diesel fuel, and that work is expected to be finished by Friday.

The railroad also says work to remove the damaged rail cars should be finished Thursday.

City Manager Toby Dougherty says Union Pacific has been billed about $39,000 for use of city equipment and labor to put out the fire after the wreck.

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Associated Press information from: The Hays Daily News

Jeff Wecker

August 18, 2013 at 8:07 am

I’d have helped clean up the beer, plenty of room in My truck for a few cases :)

Denise Riat

August 19, 2013 at 8:43 am

Agreed!

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