April 10, 2001 |
A freight train derailed early Monday, sending a locomotive into the Connecticut River and dumping at least 2,000 gallons of diesel fuel into the water. The track apparently had been undermined by water. There have been tremendous runoffs in the last week because of melting snow. No injuries were reported. The New England Central freight locomotive, half submerged in the river, leaked 2,000 to 2,200 gallons, according to the Environmental Protection Agency.