Train Derailment Causes Coal Spill into River Near Lansing

(Lansing, IA) — The Iowa D-N-R says an unknown amount of coal spilled into the Mississippi River from a Canadian Pacific train that derailed about 6:40 a-m Wednesday. Ten coal cars derailed four miles south of Lansing, but only one spilled coal into the river. The spill happened just south of the Lansing power plant. Iowa D-N-R staff are monitoring cleanup activities and will consider appropriate enforcement action.