Respiratory Problems Prompt Train Stop Outside D.C.

JESSUP, Md. (AP) — Anne Arundel County fire officials say a CSX train carrying hazardous materials was stopped after leaving Washington when construction workers performing maintenance work on a rail bridge suffered respiratory problems.

Anne Arundel County fire spokesman Michael Cox says the train was stopped about 1:30 p.m. Tuesday in a nonresidential area of Jessup and hazardous materials team responded to the scene, but there did not appear to be an active leak. Cox says the 98-car train included 14 with hazardous materials, of which four were full and the remaining 10 had residual amounts.

Cox says the three workers refused medical treatment.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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