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CSX continues continues clean-up efforts in Lynchburg

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April 30th train derailment April 30th train derailment
LYNCHBURG - Update 4:45 p.m.

WSLS 10's Brie Jackson reports the preliminary report by the NTSB shows that there were no mechanical problems or equipment defects with the cars that did not derail.

Officials still have to examine the three cars that went into the James River, and they still need to pull two cars out of the water.

NTSB interviewed the driver. Officials say the crew handled the train properly and there was no error on the driver's part.

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CSX continued efforts overnight and throughout the day today, May 2nd, to restore the site affected by Wednesday's train derailment.

All but two of the derailed cars have been positioned for removal from the site.

CSX Corporate Communications said today in a statement that preparations continue for the safe removal of the remaining two cars, including extensive efforts to minimize any environmental impact.

CSX is also in the process of rebuilding the road bed and railway, and say they are in coordination with federal, state, and local environmental authorities to conduct land, air and water-based assessments of potential impacts from the derailment.

The NTSB is leading the investigation into the cause of the derailment, and CSX says it is cooperating in this investigation.
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