Crews Respond To Possible Chemical Leak

HEBRON – The Thayer County Sheriff’s Office responded Tuesday to a possible chemical leak on a Union Pacific train.

The sheriff’s office received a call from the railroad at about 9:25 a.m. reporting a possible leak on one or more cars on a westbound train after a railroad crew member spotted vapors coming from one of the cars.

Hebron Fire and Rescue and certified hazmat members responded to the area of Road 6600 and Road T and a drone was brought to the scene to provide an aerial view of the train.

The car in question was identified and the source of the leak turned out to be a relief valve that posed no danger. The train was found to be secure and the area was deemed safe.

Two area residents were contacted as a precaution. The chemical would have posed a risk had it leaked in a confined area and within 300 feet.

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