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September 20, 2023

Report: Railyard blast was accidental

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Investigators say a blast that prompted evacuations near Union Pacific's massive railyard in western Nebraska last week appears to be accidental. But it's not yet clear what caused it.

The Nebraska State Fire Marshal's office is working with the railroad and experts from the Federal Railroad Administration to determine what caused a stationary shipping container carrying perchloric acid to explode last Thursday in North Platte.

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