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NEW INFORMATION: Railroad crews to clean up parts of track in Winona

The leak involved less than half the contents of a typical tanker car, which holds about 26,000 gallons.

LA CROSSE, Wis. (WEAU) -- Railroad crews plan to clean up parts of a track that run through Winona, MN this week.

On Wednesday, a Canadian Pacific Railway spokesman told WEAU 13 News the organization came to that determination while working with the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency. It plans to do some cleaning of its track bed in an area where a train that dribbled crude oil came to a stop. Canadian Pacific calls it "a safe and controlled stop," and says the leak had stopped at the time. The railroad says it will keep monitoring and working with MPCA to figure out if any other parts of the track that were impacted need additional work.

On Monday morning, crews found the leak near Winona. The Canadian Pacific train dribbled nearly 12,000 gallons of oil between Winona and Red Wing. The leak was traced to a valve or cap problem.


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