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Detroit Derailment
Oct 25, 2004

Train Derailment Evacuates Schools
Explosive contents in a train derailment have created a Hazmat Level Three situation in a Detroit neighborhood Monday. Evacuations include three elementary schools. Four of the cars contain methyl alcohol, but said there are no reports of a leak. Methyl alcohol is highly explosive and is used as a jet fuel. The cause of the derailment was not known.