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Train car carrying toxic perchloric acid explodes in Nebraska rail yard:

• Daily Mail

A train carrying toxic perchloric acid has exploded in a Nebraska rail yard, prompting evacuation orders to be issued, as huge plumes are seen engulfing the city.  

The incident happened on Union Pacific Railroad tracks in the city of North Platte earlier today.

North Platte Volunteer Fire Department announced that they would order those living in the area to evacuate due to the toxic smoke from the railroad.

In a post to social media, they said: 'Emergency evacuation for the area between splinter and front North of railroad track due fire at the railroad involving heavy toxic smoke.


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