Leaking CSX Tank Car Capped in Marion

A tank car on CSX in Marion this week was found to be leading a hazardous substance identified as phosphoric acid.

The lead was discovered by a crew member early Tuesday morning after the train had stopped.

First responders imposed a quarantine around the site as they investigated and cleaned it up.

As a result two nearby residences were evacuated while workers capped the leak.

No injuries were reported other than a CSX workers suffering “minor skin irritation” due to the failure of a hazmat suit.

A vacuum truck was used to remove spilled acid and soil at the site will be excavated and removed.

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