Inspectors assess 30,000-gallon fuel spill after rail accident in northern Minnesota

State officials are trying to weigh the environmental impact of a petroleum spill after a train and semitrailer truck collided over the weekend east of Grand Forks. The spill did not contaminate any water source, Forum Communications reports.
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State officials are trying to weigh the environmental impact of a petroleum spill after a train and semitrailer truck collided over the weekend east of Grand Forks. The spill did not contaminate any water source, Forum Communications reports.

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