Cleanup underway after CSX train derails in SC

SPARTANBURG, S.C. (AP) - A CSX spokeswoman says it could be weeks before the cause of a train derailment in downtown Spartanburg can be determined.

Authorities say a train carrying 90 tanks of ethanol derailed Friday, and crews spent most of the day cleaning up the damage and investigating. No injuries were reported, and no leaks were found.

Spokeswoman Carla Groteau said it will take weeks of investigation to determine how the train derailed.

CSX officials say the train was transporting ethanol from Decatur, Ill. to Pelzer in Anderson County, and was rounding a turn at a railroad junction when an engine, a hopper car and two ethanol tanks derailed.

The derailed engine stayed upright while the hopper car fell to its side and the two ethanol tanks overturned and went down an embankment.

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