CSX officials: Surface water results continue to show no detections of toxic chemicals

The train derailed at Mount Tabor Road and Old Mount Tabor Road.

MARYVILLE (WATE) – CSX officials said on Wednesday, surface water taken near the site of the train derailment in Maryville, continue to show no detections of the toxic chemical, acrylonitrile.

Extended coverage: Maryville CSX Train Derailment 

CSX officials said they continue to monitor the area surrounding the site of the Blount County train derailment in coordination with the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation Water Resources Division under the Tennessee Division of Remediation Voluntary Oversight and Assistance Program.

Surface water continues to show no detections of acrylonitrile at any sampling points, according to officials. TDEC has approved a routine schedule for future surface water monitoring in the area.

Ground water monitoring results still show no product detections in any residential wells other than the onsite well.

There are 25 monitoring wells around the derailment site.

On Wednesday, CSX officials announced the start of loading evacuated soils at the Armona Road stating area into rail cars. Air monitoring is in place and will continue until loading is complete. They expect to complete the removal process by the end of the week.

Removal process of excavated soils at Old Tabor Road will being next week.

Community members who have been affected by the derailment can request an application for compensation by calling 1-877-TELLCSX (1-877-835-5279) or downloading an application at the following link online.

CSX representatives will be available Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. to answer calls and assist community members until all needs are met.

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