Canadian Pacific to pay $16,000 fine after 2023 train derailment near Rockwood

  • Source: WGME-TV CBS 13 Portland
  • Published: 06/14/2024 12:00 AM

VIDEO: A railroad company is paying the price after two trains derailed, spilling thousands of gallons of fuel into Maine waters. The EPA has reached an agreement with railroad company Canadian Pacific, resolving what the government calls Clean Water Act violations. In April of last year, the Maine Department of Environmental Protection accused the rail company of polluting Maine's waters after a fiery derailment just outside Rockwood, near Moosehead Lake, earlier that month. The DEP had said during clean-up efforts that the company failed to drain the tanks of diesel fuel before lifting them from the tracks. Between this derailment and another one in October of 2022 near Lagrange, the EPA estimates 15,000 gallons of oil-fuel spilled from the trains into nearby waters, which feed into the Atlantic Ocean.


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