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Published August 07, 2011, 10:04 AM

Washed-out track cause of ND derailment

KENSAL, N.D. (AP) — Canadian Pacific Railway says a train derailment in eastern North Dakota happened because a rainstorm washed out the track.

KENSAL, N.D. (AP) — Canadian Pacific Railway says a train derailment in eastern North Dakota happened because a rainstorm washed out the track.

Thirty-one of the 90 cars on the train went off the tracks Saturday morning northwest of Kensal, along with two locomotives. Railroad spokesman Mike LoVecchio tells The Jamestown Sun (http://bit.ly/oI9MRO ) that the only apparent leak was diesel fuel from one of the locomotives.

Contractors on Saturday used absorbent buoys to contain any spill. LoVecchio says the site is "safe." Arrowwood National Wildlife Refuge manager Kim Hanson says he thinks there might be some impact to the environment.

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