VAN BUREN TOWNSHIP, Mich. (CBS DETROIT) - Authorities are investigating after a Norfolk Southern Railway Company train derailed in Van Buren Township Thursday.
The incident happened on Huron River Drive, between Martinsville and Haggerty Roads. Individuals have been asked to avoid the area.
Norfolk Southern has equipment on-site and is removing/up righting railcars.
According to the Van Buren Township Police Department, there is no evidence of exposed hazardous materials, and none of the train cars containing hazardous materials were compromised in the incident.
In addition, police say no injuries have been reported.
The Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy (EGLE) confirmed Thursday that one railcar contained liquid chlorine. That railcar was away from overturned section and was included with section of railcars removed first.
A Norfolk Southern train derailed in East Palestine, Ohio, on Feb. 3.with several hazardous chemical compounds, documents from the railway company show — including the residue of one that is known for its link to genetic mutations.
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