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Train derailment: Whipped cream melts into creek near Colorado City, results in fish kill

Cream spills from train, causes...

COLORADO CITY, Texas - A refrigerated car involved in Friday’s train derailment near Colorado City contained whipped cream that has melted into Champion Creek and resulted in a fish kill.

According to a pollution biologist with the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department, bacteria eating the sugars in the whipped cream caused oxygen levels to drop, killing hundreds of fish.

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The spill isn't going to impact the Champion Creek Reservoir.

Meanwhile, a Union Pacific Railroad spokesman says strong winds caused the derailment.

Fifty-three cars came off the tracks. The train was carrying shipping containers from Memphis to Los Angeles.

Over the weekend, crews were able to clear and make repairs to 2,000 feet of track. The line was reopened at 5 p.m. Sunday. It will take at least another week to remove the remaining toppled containers.


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