Train Leaking Chemicals In Craven County

Lye, or sodium hydroxide, was found to be leaking very slowly from a Norfolk Southern train headed to the Weyerhauser plant in Craven county Monday night. That's according to the New Bern Sun Journal.

The paper says only about a drop was leaking from the train every minute and there was no cause for alarm.


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  • by Chris Location: New Bern on Mar 17, 2010 at 05:46 AM
    Not really that big of a deal, hardly newsworthy in fact. Good chance you have some stuff much worse under your kitchen sink. Shoot the biggest concern is a meth maker trying to collect the drops by chasing the train.
  • by Anonymous on Mar 16, 2010 at 10:42 PM
    Laws of physics... if you want to know what size a "drop" is, look it up. It doesn't vary that much.
  • by Jethro Bodine Location: New Bern on Mar 16, 2010 at 09:05 PM
    From Wiki: "Pure sodium hydroxide is a white solid; available in pellets, flakes, granules and as a 50% saturated solution." Kinda misleading, huh?
  • by clem on Mar 16, 2010 at 05:57 AM
    How big is the drop?
  • by Michelle Location: Grifton on Mar 16, 2010 at 05:01 AM
    I wanna know whats being done to fix this?? They always say to not be alarmed but thats only so everyone don't freak out!!!
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