BNSF says less oil spilled in Doon, Ia derailment than originally thought
DOON, Ia —
The railway whose oil cars derailed and spilled thousands of gallons late last month in Northwest Iowa says less oil spilled than it initially thought.
BNSF sending their revised estimate out Tuesday afternoon.
The railway's initial estimate was 14 leaking fuel tankers of the 32 that left the tracks, releasing more than 236,000 gallons of oil.
The company now says that after cleaning and examining all the tankers involved, only 10 actually lost their contents. resulting in 160,000 gallons of oil spilling.
Most of that oil is believed to be in a triangular area between the tracks, Garfield Avenue and 270th Street in Lyon County, with the rest washed away by floodwaters into nearby farm fields.