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Train derails outside Detroit, authorities say hazardous materials on board, no signs yet of leakage

The derailment occurred in Van Buren Township. 

Published: February 16, 2023 12:13pm

Updated: February 16, 2023 12:39pm

A train derailed Thursday morning west of Detroit, according to multiple news reports. 

The derailment occurred in Van Buren Township. 

Police and other officials say at least on car was carrying hazardous material, there are so far nog signs of it leaking, according to CBS Detroit.

At least six cars are reportedly off of the track.

No injuries have been reported.

The derailment comes less than two weeks after a train carrying toxic chemicals derailed in East Palestine, Ohio.

Democrat Rep. Debbie Dingell, in whose congressional district the accident occurred, released a statement on the matter to WXYZ.com, in which she says her office has been working local and federal authorities including the Environmental Protection Agency. 

"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," the statement reads.

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