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Safety Recommendation Details

Safety Recommendation R-99-007
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Synopsis: ABOUT 12:37 P.M. EASTERN DAYLIGHT TIME ON SATURDAY, JUNE 20, 1998, 30 OF THE 148 CARS MAKING UP EASTBOUND CSX TRAIN Q316 DERAILED AT COX LANDING, WV. OF THE DERAILED CARS, THREE WERE LOADED WITH HAZARDOUS MATERIAL, AND EIGHT OTHERS CONTAINED HAZARDOUS MATERIAL RESIDUE. TWO OF THE LOADED CARS WERE DAMAGED IN THE PILEUP AND LEAKED A COMBINED VOLUME OF ABOUT 21,500 GALLONS OF FORMALDEHYDE SOLUTION. NO ONE WAS INJURED DURING THE DERAILMENT OF THE TRAIN; HOWEVER, 15 PERSONS REPORTED MINOR INJURIES AS A RESULT OF THE RELEASE OF FORMALDEHYDE. TOTAL DAMAGES IN THE ACCIDENT EXCEEDED $2.6 MILLION.
Recommendation: NTSB RECOMMENDS THAT CABLE AND WAYNE COUNTIES' LOCAL EMERGENCY PLANNING COMMITTEE: REVISE YOUR EMERGENCY RESPONSE PLAN TO INCORPORATE INFORMATION ABOUT THE CAPABILITIES AND USE OF OPERATION RESPOND EMERGENCY INFORMATION SYSTEM SOFTWARE.
Original recommendation transmittal letter: PDF
Overall Status: Closed - Acceptable Action
Mode: Railroad
Location: cox landing, WV, United States
Is Reiterated: No
Is Hazmat: No
Is NPRM: No
Accident #: ATL98FR021
Accident Reports: Derailment of CSX Freight Train Q316 and Subsequent Hazardous Material Release
Report #: RAR-99-01
Accident Date: 6/20/1998
Issue Date: 7/16/1999
Date Closed: 3/23/2000
Addressee(s) and Addressee Status: State of West Virginia, Counties of Cabell and Wayne, Local Emergency Planning Committee (Closed - Acceptable Action)
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Safety Recommendation History
From: NTSB
To: State of West Virginia, Counties of Cabell and Wayne, Local Emergency Planning Committee
Date: 3/23/2000
Response: THE SAFETY BOARD IS PLEASED TO LEARN THE C/WLEPC EMERGENCY RESPONSE PLAN NOW INCORPORATES INFORMATION ABOUT THE CAPABILITIES AND THE USE OF OREIS. THE SAFETY BOARD HAS CLASSIFIED R-99-7 "CLOSED--ACCEPTABLE ACTION."

From: State of West Virginia, Counties of Cabell and Wayne, Local Emergency Planning Committee
To: NTSB
Date: 10/4/1999
Response: Letter Mail Controlled 10/13/1999 12:03:48 PM MC# 991127 THE CABELL/WAYNE LOCAL EMERGENCY PLANNING COMMITTEE EMERGENCY RESPONSE PLAN 1999 REVISION WILL INCORPORATE INFORMATION ABOUT THE CAPABILITIES AND USE OF OPERATION RESPOND EMERGENCY INFORMATION SYSTEM (OREIS) AS APPROPRIATE.