On Saturday, a train transporting hazardous materials derailed, causing a bridge to collapse into a river in southern Montana. The incident raised concerns about potential contamination as rail cars plunged into the water.
However, as evening approached, railway officials provided some reassurance. They confirmed that two cars carrying sodium hydro sulfate, a substance known to cause burning, irritation, and breathing difficulties, had not entered the Yellowstone River below the collapsed bridge.
According to Andy Garland, spokesperson for Montana Rail Link, there was no release of hazardous materials from those specific railcars. Unfortunately, an unspecified number of other cars containing molten sulfur and asphalt had been compromised, as stated in a press release.