Train Derailment Shuts Down Port of Tampa, Ethanol Spilled

By MarEx 2013-07-25 09:08:00

UpdateFlorida's Port of Tampa has reopened after an ethanol train derailment early Thursday, the Tampa Port Authority said.

No injuries were associated with the incident, although delays were expected for traffic in and out of Hookers Point, near where the derailment occurred, the Port Authority said in a note. The derailment occurred around 1:00 a.m. EDT (0500 GMT).

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A train derailment shut down the Port of Tampa in Florida on Thursday morning after several cars leaked ethanol, according to a report by NBC News.

Officials at the port were not immediately available for comment.

Tampa Fire Rescue officials told a local NBC affiliate 15 train cars derailed and three spilled ethanol.

Hazmat crews responded to the derailment around 1 a.m. local time, which caused no reported injuries, the report said.

The cleanup may take longer than 24 hours, the report said.

Reporting by Scott DiSavino; Editing by Gerald E. McCormick (C) Reuters 2013.