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Trains crash and chemicals spill

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PASCO; Wash.-  Crews at the Port of Pasco are still working to clean up a hazardous spill.

A train carrying 30,000 gallons of de-natured alcohol became disconnected from a cable and crashed into another train around 4:30 Monday morning.

Several cars were derailed and the entire port was evacuated.

Fire fighters built a dam around the pool of alcohol and covered it with foam to keep it from catching fire.

"Trains are loaded with all kinds of chemicals and hazards. Many times those collisions and derailments happen at intersections," says Chief Les Litzenberger of Franklin County Fire District 3.

Litzenberger says it may take a few days to completely clean up the spill.

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