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A train carrying Coors Light, Blue Moon Bear derails in Montana

A train derailed in Montana on Sunday, spilling cases of beer along a riverbank, officials said.

About 25 cars derailed in Paradise around 9 a.m., authorities said. Officials said there were no injuries and no risk to public safety and no hazardous materials were released. A car that was partially off the track was carrying propane, but it was not leaking.

While some of the derailed cars were empty, others were carrying beer. Photos show cases of Coors light and blue moon spilled along the riverbank Plains-Paradise Rural Fire District officials said none of the beer ended up in the river. Bear was protected in the derailment area.


A train carrying beer derails in Paradise, Montana.

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Officials have yet to determine the cause of the derailment, which marks the latest in a series of train incidents over the past few months. Most notably, a Derailed in East Palestine, Ohio A massive fire broke out in early February. Hazardous materials are spilled on the train. Thousands of fish died and required 15,000 pounds of soil and 1.1 million gallons of water to be removed from the area pollution.

In the months since then, derailments have occurred in Minnesota, Arizona, Alabama, West Virginia, Kansas and Nebraska.

A bipartisan group of senators has introduced a rail safety bill after the East Palestine derailment. The Railway Safety Act 2023 Rail carriers must give state emergency responders advance notice of what they are transporting. It will also increase rail inspections for rail cars and require a crew of at least two for each train.

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