National Response Center received a report of a train derailment
in Sandstone, WV which resulted in injuries and a locomotive fire. WVDEP requested EPA support
due to concerns that four locomotives which had derailed could potentially
discharge diesel into the New River. CSX reported diesel fuel and
lubricating oil were released into the New River.
Hinton, Pipestem, Summers County, and Green Sulphur District Fire Department initially responded to
the incident, along with Summers County EMS. The West Virginia Department of
Environmental Protection, National Park Service, and USEPA are on scene. CSX contractors are conducting
response actions. The incident is located within
the New River Gorge National Park.