Cleanup continues at site of Ashcroft train derailment

By James Peters
January 17, 2017 - 1:00pm

KAMLOOPS — Canadian Pacific Railway crews continue their work in response to a derailment near Ashcroft last Thursday.

29 cars left the tracks about seven kilometres southwest of the community, spilling metallurgical coal into the Thompson River.

A day later, Interior Health advised residents to avoid drinking the water for 50 kilometres downstream of the incident.

According to an email received this morning from CP Rail, preliminary water quality results have been sent to the BC Ministry of Environment.

CP crews are still on site finishing cleanup operations, as well as monitoring the water quality and carrying out remediation activities.

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