Florence Landslide Washes Out Railroad Causing Derailment
Lilesville, NC: Flooding landslide washes out railroad base and tracks causing CSX train derailment of 4 engines and multiple railcars.
- EPA Region 4 received notification of a train derailment near Lilesville, North Carolina on September 16 and an unknown volume of diesel was released from the fuel tanks of the locomotives. The derailment reportedly occurred due to a washout of the railway as a result of Hurricane Florence. An EPA On-Scene Coordinator and Superfund Technical Assessment and Response Team consultants were deployed to assess the scene, ensure adequate response, provide air monitoring and other operational support, as needed. The diesel fuel accumulated in a low-lying area and did not reach the Pee Dee River. CSX contractors are on-scene and mitigating the spill.
- EPA is monitoring hog lagoons in storm-impacted areas and is coordinating with North Carolina, as needed, to assess impacts to downstream drinking water intakes due to possible releases. EPA On-Scene Coordinators and equipment stand ready to deploy, if needed.
CSX donates $100,000 to the American Red Cross to support Hurricane Florence recovery efforts
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – September 19, 2018 – CSX is donating $100,000 to the American Red Cross to support Hurricane Florence recovery efforts.
James M. Foote, President and Chief Executive Officer said, “CSX is proud to operate throughout the southeastern region, states that are home to so many of our dedicated employees, customers and suppliers. We are equally proud to support the American Red Cross as they deploy to help the communities in this area that have been impacted by Hurricane Florence.”
The CSX Foundation is also matching employee contributions made to the American Red Cross for disaster relief efforts dollar-for-dollar.