Associated Press Published

CSX to Hold Public Meeting on Derailment Cleanup


CSX plans to discuss the cleanup of an oil-train derailment at a public information meeting this month in Glen Ferris.

The Charleston Daily Mail says the meeting is scheduled for July 21 at the Glen Ferris Inn.

Investigators haven’t determined what caused 27 of the train’s 109 cars to derail during a Feb. 16 snowstorm in Mount Carbon.

Cleanup remains in a short-term phase focusing on removing crude oil at the site and preventing potential oil sheens on the Kanawha River.

Under a March consent order with Environmental Protection Agency, the railroad agreed to a long-term plan for cleaning up and restoring the area around the derailment.

The public can inspect documents pertaining to the cleanup at Montgomery City Hall. The documents are on a CD-ROM.