Associated Press Published

CSX to Hold Train Derailment Cleanup Meeting


CSX has invited the public to attend a meeting to discuss the cleanup of a February oil-train derailment in southern West Virginia.

The meeting is set for Tuesday evening at the Glen Ferris Inn.

On Feb. 16, 27 cars of a CSX train’s 109 cars derailed during a snowstorm in Mount Carbon. The cause of the derailment hasn’t been released.

Crews have focused 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.