Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Verso Paper Mill Assessing Damage After Pan Am Derailment

(SOURCE: Mario Moretto, BDN Staff/BDN Maine)

BUCKSPORT, Maine — After the second derailment in about as many months of a train going to or from the Verso mill, the papermaking plant is concerned.

The train that derailed early Sunday afternoon (7/29/12) was carrying paper from Verso Paper Corp. when it went off the tracks at the intersection of Route 15, said Bill Cohen, a Verso spokesman.

One car overturned in the accident, and many more derailed, tearing up Route 15 as their metal wheels dug into the pavement. The stretch of road near the railroad intersection was closed to traffic until late Sunday evening.

Cohen said he couldn’t confirm how much paper was on the train, but said Verso was working with Pan Am Railways — which owns the tracks and operates the train — to assess how much product was damaged in the derailment.... READ WHOLE ARTICLE

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