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The Train Derailment BEFORE East Palestine That Flew Under the Radar


The mainstream media hasn’t provided much coverage of the East Palestine, Ohio, train derailment.

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However, a horrific train derailment that occurred before East Palestine got even less media coverage.

The East Palestine incident occurred on February 3rd.

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On January 27th, a train derailment in Keachi, Louisiana, caused 10,000 gallons of acid products to spill.

The incident caused a forced evacuation of anyone living within a one-and-a-half-mile radius of the derailment site.

Somehow, news of this devastating train derailment slipped through the cracks of most media outlets.

Keachi lies roughly 30 miles south of Shreveport and sits near the Louisiana-Texas border.

KTAL reported:

A train derailment in Keachi caused residents to evacuate from their homes Friday night after over 10,000 gallons of acid products were spilled.

According to the DeSoto Parish Sheriff’s Office Facebook page, just before 11 p.m., a train derailed at the railroad crossing on Hwy 5 in Keachi.

By 2 a.m. the Louisiana State Police Hazmat team declared a mandatory evacuation of homes within a one-and-a-half-mile radius of the railroad crossing.

Officials concluded a debriefing with the LSP Hazmat team, Union Pacific, and hazmat contractions at 6:30 a.m. Saturday. The preliminary inspection indicates that 16 cars derailed. Two of 16 derailed tank cars are leaking an acid-related product.

In addition to 10,000 gallons of Acetic Anhydride, about 1,000 gallons of Propionic spilled during the derailment.

The derailment caused the town's closure and blockage of several roadways.

The DeSoto Parish Sheriff's Office stated on Facebook:


First Responders are currently on scene evacuating residences out of an abundance of caution due to a hazmat situation from the train derailment.

At this time, the Evacuation zone is going to be any residence in the grid of Smyrna Rd to the 4way in Keatchie, Depot Rd to McCann Rd. Responders will be out knocking on doors in an attempt to alert residents in those areas.

Again, this is out of an abundance of caution due to the materials involved in those derailed train cars.

Yet, there was barely a peep that the incident occurred.

There appeared to be no injuries from the derailment.

KTBS noted:

As of Jan. 29, all of Highway 5 will return to normal traffic, including the section between Keachi and Kickapoo. The evacuation has been lifted except for Depot Road.  There are no other road closures to report.

UPDATE- Officials say the leaks from the two trains have been stopped.

Dozens of workers from Union Pacific, EPA, DeSoto Parish Sheriff's Office, DeSoto fire districts, EMS and State Police Hazmat have been working around the clock to assess the situation, move train cars, address the spill, test air levels, control traffic and determine a course of action moving forward.

Air qualify was monitored overnight and throughout the day.

Residents living within the primary area of concern are invited to a meeting at 9 a.m. Sunday at Fire District No. 2 EMS station on Highway 5 to get information.





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