Safety Board Calculates Costs of Casselton Cleanup - KFYRTV.COM - Bismarck, ND - News, Weather, Sports

Safety Board Calculates Costs of Casselton Cleanup

Posted: Updated:

The National Transportation safety board says the damage from the train derailment and explosion near Casselton will exceed $6 million.

Inspectors are still determining how much was oil was spilled and how much burned off. The NTSB reports that 21 of the 106 cars on the oil train derailed, and 18 of them were punctured.

"There was about 450,000 gallons that was involved in the accident, and they were able to recover about 23,000 to 24,000 gallons," says Dave Glatt, N.D. Health Office of Enforcement. "That leaves us in that 430,000 to 440,000 gallons that was released to the environment. Some of the oil was burned and some of was spilled on the ground. We don't really know the exact number of how much burned, and how much was spilled on the ground."

Crews removed as much of the oil soaked dirt as they could. Some of the dirt is going to a processing plant, while the rest will remain on site until it can be disposed of. The health department says the major part of the cleanup will begin once the ground thaws in the spring.

  • Latest NewsMore>>

  • County Reminds Voters To Update Addresses

    County Reminds Voters To Update Addresses

    Thursday, April 17 2014 1:48 PM EDT2014-04-17 17:48:40 GMT
    The Burleigh County auditor, Kevin Glatt, announced that residents wanting to vote in the upcoming election will need to update their address by May 10 if they have moved since they last voted. New residents
    The Burleigh County auditor reminds residents of the requirements before voting this election.
  • Team Pulls Stolen Truck From Missouri

    Team Pulls Stolen Truck From Missouri

    Thursday, April 17 2014 1:21 PM EDT2014-04-17 17:21:24 GMT
    The Burleigh County Dive Team is teaming up with the police, fire and county sheriff's departments to remove a pickup truck from the river today. Last January, a woman reporting seeing the truck fall through
    The Burleigh County Dive Team is teaming up with the police, fire and county sheriff's departments to remove a pickup truck from the river today.
  • Loan Forgiveness Available For STEM Students

    Loan Forgiveness Available For STEM Students

    Thursday, April 17 2014 12:38 PM EDT2014-04-17 16:38:19 GMT
    The North Dakota University System is helping STEM graduates pay off their debt. Having started this program in 2002, NDUS is offering loan forgiveness to college grads who've been working in science,
    The North Dakota University System is helping STEM graduates pay off their debt.

Most Popular

Stories
Videos
loading...
  • TOOLBOX

  • Special Feature HomeSpecial FeaturesMore>>

  • Ask An Attorney

    Ask An Attorney

    CLICK HERE TO GO TO THE ASK AN ATTORNEY PAGE!
    CLICK HERE TO GO TO THE ASK AN ATTORNEY PAGE!
  • Mobile Apps

    Mobile Apps

    We have the best Mobile Apps.  Learn how you can download yours today.
  • Me-TV North Dakota

    Me-TV North Dakota

    NBC North Dakota News has launched a new channel -- Me-TV North Dakota!  If you love the classics, Me-TV North Dakota has them.
    NBC North Dakota News has launched a new channel -- Me-TV North Dakota!  If you love the classics, Me-TV North Dakota has them.  Me-TV North Dakota will also play a replay on the Evening and Night Report at 11:30pm Monday-Friday.  As well as, local news and weather updates throughout the day.
Powered by WorldNow
    Powered by WorldNow
    All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Worldnow and KFYR. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.