PULGA, Calif. - A punctured rail car on the Union Pacific train released approximately 200 gallons of diesel fuel along Highway 70, near Merlin.
The spill happened around 3 a.m. on Tuesday morning when a rock slide along the Feather River Canyon punctured the tank of a refrigerated rail car and emptied the fuel onto a dirt area along the track.
The Union Pacific environmental team, safety professionals and environmental contractors responded immediately to contain the spill and provide clean-up efforts.
Absorption and containment booms were deployed and remain in place as a precautionary measure. The environmental team is also conducting soil remediation in wake of the spill.
No injuries or derailments resulted from the rock slide.