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Leaking rail car spills into Mississippi

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The environmental impact of last week's tank car leak near Prescott is still being assessed by officials from both the state of Minnesota and BNSF Railway.

A BNSF official said approximately 20,000 gallons of ethylene glycol leaked from the tank car.

Despite the amount of the spill, Minnesota Department of Natural Resources officials are hopeful the environmental impact will be minimal.

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Chad Richardson
Chad Richardson is the publisher and editor at the Hastings Star Gazette. He was the general manager of the Farmington Independent and Rosemount Town Pages from 2000 to 2007. He previously worked at the Star Gazette from 1996 to 2000 as a photographer and reporter. He also worked as a photographer and writer at the Pope County Tribune in Glenwood.
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