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A train about a mile long derailed near Parkers Prairie last Wednesday, March 27. Fourteen tanker railcars left the track, three of them rupturing. No injuries were reported. (Contributed photo courtesy of Dee Sjobeck)

Train spilled less oil than thought, says MPCA

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A train that derailed north of Parkers Prairie last Wednesday didn't spill as much oil as initially estimated, according to officials with the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) and Canadian Pacific.


The revised estimate is that less than 15,000 gallons spilled on to the ground, based on the amount of oil remaining in the three tanker cars that were leaking. That's about half as much oil as first reported.

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Al Edenloff
Al Edenloff is the news and opinion page editor for the Echo Press. He was born in Alexandria and lived most of his childhood in Parkers Prairie. He graduated with honors from Moorhead State University with a degree in mass communications, print journalism. He interned at the Echo Press in the summer of 1983 and was hired a year later as a sports reporter. He also worked as a news reporter/photographer. Al is a four-time winner of the Minnesota Newspaper Association's Herman Roe Award, which honors excellence in editorial writing.  
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