Train Derailment

Ongoing clean-up of Galena area train derailment

Mar 9, 2015

Clean-up of an oil train derailment continues in Illinois' far northwestern corner.  A BNSF train passing through Galena derailed on Thursday.

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency says no chemicals have been detected in the air near an oil train that derailed and burst into flames in western Illinois.

A railroad company has agreed to pay $570,000 to help settle claims over a 2009 derailment that spilled ethanol and killed tens of thousands of fish in northern Illinois.

Alex Rusciano



A train derailment in northern Peoria County left more than 40 rail cars off the tracks but no injuries. The Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway train was heading west near the community of Laura, Illinois. The incident came as severe thunderstorms moved through the area. Andy Williams is a spokesman with BNSF. He says no roadways were blocked by the train, and crews are working to clear the two rail lines: