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Cleanup continues at site of November train crash

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State environmental officials say workers are still trying to clean up the site where a train carrying crude oil derailed and burned in west Alabama last month.

A spokesman for the Alabama Department of Environmental Management, Jerome Hand, says the cleanup is continuing nearly two months after the crash on a rural stretch of track near Aliceville.

Hand says officials have yet to determine how much oil was spilled into nearby wetlands.

A train of 90 tanker cars carrying crude oil derailed near Aliceville on Nov. 8, catching fire and spilling crude oil.

The area is near wetlands and a creek that flows into the Tombigbee River.

The train was carrying some 2.7 million gallons of crude based on railroad figures, but an unknown amount burned.

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