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Graniteville Train Accident | The Augusta Chronicle

...chemicals hit a parked train near an Avondale Mills plant in Graniteville, South Carolina. The impact caused poisonous chlorine gas to leak from three of the moving train's cars. Nine people died and more than 5,000 people were evacuated from...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/topics/graniteville-train-accident
Ramblin' Rhodes: Oka' Chaffa Indian Festival returns with lore, dancing, music

...Southern railroad train disaster in Graniteville, S.C., that took nine lives and injured others from poisonous chlorine gas almost 11 years ago in January 2005. He and his wife, Brenda, living three blocks away from the derailment woke up...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/things-do/applause/2015-10-21/ramblin-rhodes-oka-ch
Prevent the next rail disaster today

...crash tragedy in 2005, when a collision because of an improperly lined railroad switch caused the release of toxic chlorine gas and other chemicals into the environment, killing nine people and hospitalizing more than 200. The Allendale crash...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/opinion-columns/2015-02-08/prevent-next-rai
Changes in railroad regulations may prevent future Graniteville-like disasters

...the intersection of Marshall and Canal streets. The crash killed the train's engineer, and eight people died from chlorine gas inhalation.Five days after the accident, and because of similar incidents around the country, the Federal Railroad...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2015-01-03/changes-railroad-regulations-
What do you deem most memorable about Augusta's past 50 years?

...Gordon Highway and its impact on Olde Town (or "Pinch Gut.")? The train derailment in Graniteville that released chlorine gas and killed a least nine people.? Construction of the civic center, now James Brown Arena.? The return of professional...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2014-10-18/what-do-you-deem-most-memorab
Chlorine spill left lingering health effects

...and it will stay low to the ground and then go down into the trenches and kill people."In Graniteville, clouds of chlorine gas swept across the nearby mill and surrounding houses in much the way it would have affected those soldiers in the trenches...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/health/2015-01-03/chlorine-spill-left-lingerin
Federal tax credit to aid new Graniteville recycling plant

...staff to help redevelop a community wrought by economic hardship.In 2005, a train derailed in Graniteville, causing chlorine gas to leak into the textile building and destroying expensive equipment. A year later, Avondale Mills vacated the site...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/local-business/2014-04-21/federal-tax
Families mourn eight victims

...least eight victims of the Thursday morning wreck of a Norfolk Southern freight train that emitted clouds of poisonous chlorine gas in Graniteville.His body was found Thursday in woods near the Woodhead plant, one of five Avondale Mills textile...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2005-01-07/families-mourn-eight-victims
Ninth victim found dead

...equipment would have to be replaced because of the corrosive effects of the chemical.The wreck released a deadly fog of chlorine gas, quickly enveloping homes and nearby Avondale Mills facilities, including the Stevens Steam Plant, the Woodhead Division...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2005-01-09/ninth-victim-found-dead
Relieved families return to homes

...we're glad to be home."After the train wreck and chlorine gas leak in Graniteville, the Castros left their home located...said that when he first learned of the leak of deadly chlorine gas Thursday morning, he quickly let his pets inside and...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2005-01-09/relieved-families-return-home