CSX: No leak found after employee reported suspicious odor from passing train in Moncks Corner

Berkeley County News

MONCKS CORNER, S.C. (WCBD) – Crews investigating a possible ‘hazmat situation’ involving a train in Moncks Corner say they were unable to find a leak.

The Town of Moncks Corner and the Berkeley County Emergency Management Division responded to a CSX train along Highway 17A in Moncks Corner after what was believed to be a possible chemical leak Friday afternoon.

A spokesperson with CSX told News 2 that an employee reported a suspicious odor near the tracks at US 17A in Moncks Corner and the train was immediately stopped for an inspection.

“Hazmat contractors and the Moncks Corner Fire Department carefully inspected the railcars to determine if the source of the odor was emanating from the train and found no leaks or breaches,” said Sheriee Bowman with CSX.

Bowman said the train has been safely released for movement.

Highway 17 A at the railroad overpass was closed to traffic while crews investigated the possible leak.

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