Two weeks after the East Palestine, Ohio train derailment, several cars of a train carrying dangerous goods overturned in Van Buren Township, Mich., about 23 miles outside Detroit.
BREAKING: Another Train carrying hazardous materials has derailed just outside of Detroit, Michigan.
— Benny Johnson (@bennyjohnson) February 16, 2023
Authorities have not yet determined the cause of the derailment. What they did confirm was that there were no deaths or injuries. Debbie Dingell, representative for Michigan, said in a statement:
We are also in touch with the relevant federal authorities, including the EPA. At this time no one is aware of the release of any hazardous materials, the car carrying hazardous material has been put upright and is being removed from the area of the other derailed cars, and EPA is dispatching a team to ensure public safety.
Aside from those in East Palestine and Van Buren Township, two other trains carrying potentially dangerous cargo were involved in accidents in the U.S. This Monday, a train ran off the tracks in Enoree, S.C.. On the same day, another freight train derailed near Houston after colliding with a truck.