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State and Nation

June 17, 2014

No oil spilled in Ala train derailment

— TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — Authorities say no oil was spilled in the derailment of a train carrying petroleum through Tuscaloosa.

Seven tankers were among the rail cars that went off the tracks on Monday afternoon in the Buhl area.

A spokesman for the Tuscaloosa County Sheriff's Office says no oil was spilled, but area residents were evacuated from their homes for about 90 minutes as a precaution.

Federal safety officials will investigate the cause of the accident.

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