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June 2, 2000 | Associated Press
Most of the 3,400 people who were evacuated from their homes after a train hauling hazardous chemicals derailed and exploded last weekend were allowed to return Thursday afternoon. Only a few dozen families were still kept from their houses while the cleanup continued, and officials hoped more would be able to return today. Many of the town's 11,000 residents have been living in hotels and friends' homes since Saturday, when 34 cars of the 113-car Union Pacific train derailed.
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June 2, 2000 | Associated Press
Most of the 3,400 people who were evacuated from their homes after a train hauling hazardous chemicals derailed and exploded last weekend were allowed to return Thursday afternoon. Only a few dozen families were still kept from their houses while the cleanup continued, and officials hoped more would be able to return today. Many of the town's 11,000 residents have been living in hotels and friends' homes since Saturday, when 34 cars of the 113-car Union Pacific train derailed.
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June 1, 2000 | Associated Press
Demolition experts blew up two derailed railroad tankers Wednesday to burn off hazardous chemicals inside, keeping 4,100 of the 11,000 people in Eunice out of their homes for a fifth day. Authorities decided that cleaning up the 34 derailed rail cars would be safer if their toxic cargo was burned off. "All we can do is wait for it to burn out," State Police Trooper Doug Cain said.
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June 1, 2000 | Associated Press
Demolition experts blew up two derailed railroad tankers Wednesday to burn off hazardous chemicals inside, keeping 4,100 of the 11,000 people in Eunice out of their homes for a fifth day. Authorities decided that cleaning up the 34 derailed rail cars would be safer if their toxic cargo was burned off. "All we can do is wait for it to burn out," State Police Trooper Doug Cain said.
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May 29, 2000 | From Times Wire Reports
It could be days before 2,000 evacuees are allowed back into homes near the wreckage of a chemical train that derailed and caught fire at the edge of Eunice, La. Saturday's blaze, fueled by exploding rail cars, had subsided to a few small fires. But the smoldering wreckage of the seven rail cars that burned still contained hazards. Cleanup crews and National Transportation Safety Board investigators were on site, but the wreckage remained too dangerous for workers to handle, State Trooper E.J.
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July 13, 1990 | Associated Press
A van was crushed when it drove into the path of a train and two children and a 25-year-old woman were killed, police said. Three other adults and five children were hospitalized in serious or critical condition.
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May 30, 2000 | From Associated Press
Technicians on Monday detonated a train tanker car full of hazardous acid to ward off a more damaging explosion and evacuated about 200 more people living near the site of a weekend derailment. The Union Pacific Railroad tanker was one of 30 that derailed Saturday and one of several loaded with hazardous chemicals. It had yet to spring a leak, but heat from small fires still burning around the derailed rail cars could have raised the pressure inside the acrylic acid-filled tank, officials said.
NEWS
July 6, 1987
The derailment of a train carrying deadly chlorine gas barred more than 600 northeast Louisiana residents from their homes during daylight hours, authorities said. Three tanker cars and a locomotive jumped the tracks Saturday and rolled down a 30-foot incline. The tankers' outer skins were damaged, an official said, and a 100-ton crane will be brought in today to attempt to return the cars to the track.
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May 28, 2000 | From Times Wire Reports
Freight cars loaded with hazardous chemicals exploded and caught fire after a Union Pacific freight train derailed in Eunice, La., sending fire balls into the sky and forcing the evacuation of thousands of people. No injuries were reported. About 3,500 people were ordered to evacuate homes and businesses up to 2 1/2 miles from the wreck. State police Sgt. Richard Hazelwood said 29 cars derailed and at least 10 caught fire.
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May 30, 2000 | From Associated Press
Technicians on Monday detonated a train tanker car full of hazardous acid to ward off a more damaging explosion and evacuated about 200 more people living near the site of a weekend derailment. The Union Pacific Railroad tanker was one of 30 that derailed Saturday and one of several loaded with hazardous chemicals. It had yet to spring a leak, but heat from small fires still burning around the derailed rail cars could have raised the pressure inside the acrylic acid-filled tank, officials said.
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May 29, 2000 | From Times Wire Reports
It could be days before 2,000 evacuees are allowed back into homes near the wreckage of a chemical train that derailed and caught fire at the edge of Eunice, La. Saturday's blaze, fueled by exploding rail cars, had subsided to a few small fires. But the smoldering wreckage of the seven rail cars that burned still contained hazards. Cleanup crews and National Transportation Safety Board investigators were on site, but the wreckage remained too dangerous for workers to handle, State Trooper E.J.
NEWS
May 28, 2000 | From Times Wire Reports
Freight cars loaded with hazardous chemicals exploded and caught fire after a Union Pacific freight train derailed in Eunice, La., sending fire balls into the sky and forcing the evacuation of thousands of people. No injuries were reported. About 3,500 people were ordered to evacuate homes and businesses up to 2 1/2 miles from the wreck. State police Sgt. Richard Hazelwood said 29 cars derailed and at least 10 caught fire.
NEWS
July 13, 1990 | Associated Press
A van was crushed when it drove into the path of a train and two children and a 25-year-old woman were killed, police said. Three other adults and five children were hospitalized in serious or critical condition.
NEWS
July 6, 1987
The derailment of a train carrying deadly chlorine gas barred more than 600 northeast Louisiana residents from their homes during daylight hours, authorities said. Three tanker cars and a locomotive jumped the tracks Saturday and rolled down a 30-foot incline. The tankers' outer skins were damaged, an official said, and a 100-ton crane will be brought in today to attempt to return the cars to the track.
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