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This Page Last Updated: September 15, 2006

The Village of Sizerville

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Gardeau Train Wreck - Home

Today’s events become tomorrow’s history and the time to record that history is as it is happening.  June 30, 2006 an unprecedented tragedy struck the Portage Valley. A south-bound Norfolk-Southern train derailed and dumped thousands of gallons of toxic chemicals into the Sinnemahoning Portage Creek. That amazing creek was home to more than just fish and insects. It was home to crayfish, frogs and salamanders. There were also ducks and herons and other wild animals that depended on those fish for food … These pages are dedicated to documenting this tragedy as best as we can so everyone can appreciate the significance of horrible accident. We will post here every piece of information we can find about this devastating accident. May such a thing never happen again ...

Norfolk-Southern train derailment and toxic spill

Accident Date: 06/30/06

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Fines, lawsuits imminent in train crash - Thu, Sep 14, 2006 10:00:00 PM EST  Source: Bradford Era
The state's top environmental official has called for a public forum to sort through the multi-million issues and long-term implications of the June 30 train derailment

Causer seeks development of account for area damaged by derailment - Mon, Sep 11, 2006 7:28:00 PM EST  Source: Bradford Era One local lawmaker is seeking the development of a special account through the state Department of Environmental Protection to finance the restoration of the area affected by the June 30 train derailment

Norfolk Southern Ordered To Return Streams To Normal - Wed, Sept 6, 2006 12:00:00 AM GMT  Source: Cameron County Echo The State Department of Environmental Resources has issued a mandate to Norfolk Southern Railroad.