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Railroad Company Hit With a Lawsuit After Derailment, Chemical Spill in Kentucky

A week after a train derailed and spilled toxic chemicals in a small Kentucky town, two residents have sued the railroad company CSX, alleging it was negligent and exposed them to ultrahazardous chemicals.

Two of the 16 CSX train cars that derailed were breached, spilling molten sulfur. They caught fire and burned for 24 hours, releasing toxic levels of the gas sulfur dioxide into the nearby town of Livingston.

Two residents of Rockcastle County accused CSX of exposing them to substances that “have been proven to cause long-term medical problems for humans” in a federal lawsuit filed Tuesday in Eastern Kentucky.

Read the source article at NBC News

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