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Published March 11, 2010, 11:05 AM

Train carrying ethanol from N.D. derails in Connecticut

No injuries or leakage has been reported from the 71-car derailment. The train was bound for Providence, R.I.

WINDHAM, Conn. (AP) — A freight train carrying ethanol has derailed west of Route 203 in eastern Connecticut.

Providence & Worcester Railroad spokeswoman Marie Angelini says no injuries were reported when four cars at the end of an 80-car train derailed early Thursday morning in Windham.

State environmental officials say none of the four tanker cars is leaking. Department of Environmental Protection spokesman Dennis Schain says one car contains liquid ethanol and it’s not clear what’s in the others.

Special equipment is being brought in to put the cars back on the tracks or haul them away.

The train was headed to Providence, R.I., from North Dakota. Seventy-one cars continued on to Providence.

The rail line serves only freight so no passenger trains are affected.

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