Thursday, March 28, 2013

CP reopens line after Minnesota oil spill

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Canadian Pacifc on Thursday said it had resumed service in western Minnesota after a derailment spilled up to 30,000 U.S. gallons of oil.

"The rail line was formally re-opened early Thursday morning, following full track repairs and mandatory inspections," CP spokesman Ed Greenberg said.

The affected site, near the town of Parkers Prairie, Minn., is 150 miles northwest of Minneapolis. The cause of the derailment is not yet known.

Initial cleanup efforts Wednesday were hampered by low temperatures, which made oil spill recovery efforts more difficult, a spokesman for the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency said.