HOPE — CN Rail says a team of contractors and environmental experts has begun removing potash from the site of a derailment involving a Canadian Pacific train near Hope.
No one was hurt when about 60 cars jumped the tracks early Monday at a CN rail bridge.
CN says potash, potassium-laden salts used in fertilizer, soap and some food products went into the creek, but the spill has been contained and a vacuum truck is at the site.
A statement from the company says water monitoring is underway and containment barriers are in place on the creek.
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The Transportation Safety Board said Monday its investigators were gathering information to assess what happened.
The derailment occurred along a narrow stretch of railway hemmed between rivers and mountains where CN and CP share tracks east of Vancouver.