Train detrails in NC, causing fertilizer leak

GREENVILLE, N.C. - A train derailed in Greenville, North Carolina early Wednesday morning, causing fertilizer to leak.

CSX released the following statement:

"The derailed cars are carrying ammonium polyphosphate, an agricultural product which is used as a fertilizer. It is not a hazardous material. Two of ammonium polyphosphate cars are leaking. CSX has trained response professionals on scene, with additional environmental experts en route, to assess the situation and determine the best course of action.

"We appreciate the swift response from Greenville Fire and Rescue and the support and cooperation of other first responders in the area. The cause of the derailment is under investigation."

Emergency officials said the derailment could have been weather related.

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