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Train Derailments / Florida / Tennessee #256587

CBS Evening News for Sunday, Feb 26, 1978
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(Studio) Train derailment and resulting escape of chlorine gas in Youngstown, Florida, near Panama City, noted. Earlier wkend. explosion of tanker carrying propane gas in Waverly, Tennessee, mentioned.
REPORTER: Morton Dean

(Panama City, Florida) Details of accident and evacuation of area around Youngstown given. [Bay Cnty. civil defense director James HEISLER - thinks many victims of gas were just passing through or went down to see what had happened.] Reports that officials check for sabotage noted. Evacuees' hsing. in Panama City reported.
REPORTER: David Dick

(Studio) Report on Waverly, Tennessee, residents' return to homes.
REPORTER: Morton Dean

(Waverly, Tennessee) Removal of remaining propane gas tanker by L&N locomotive reported Return of residents detailed; situation of Sanders family cited as ex. [Stella SANDERS - is thankful to be alive.] Investigation of explosion by National Trans. Safety Board mentioned. Treatment of burn victims in burn centers in Tennessee and other states noted, include vol. fireman Riley Turner's treatment at Vanderbilt University burns unit in Nashville.
REPORTER: Martha Teichner

(Studio) Derailment near Milan, Tennessee, resulting in leak of sodium hydroxide, reported Also in 2nd Tennessee derailment is empty propane tanker that still has fumes. Evacuation of area noted.
REPORTER: Morton Dean

Dean, Morton;
Dick, David;
Teichner, Martha

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