Train spills 12,000 gallons of crude oil near Winona, Minn. - FOX 35 News Orlando

Train spills 12,000 gallons of crude oil near Winona, Minn.

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WINONA, Minn. (KMSP) -

The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency is investigating a 12,000-gallon oil spill caused by a leaking freight train between Winona, Minn. and Red Wing, Minn. on Monday.

MPCA spokeswoman Cathy Rofshus said no major cleanup is planned because the crude oil was splattered along the tracks as the Canadian Pacific Railway train was moving. The railroad company said it will cooperate fully with any necessary cleanup efforts.

Crews discovered the leak before noon Monday near Winona. It was traced to a valve or cap problem on a tanker car.

The 12,000 gallons spilled is about half the capacity of a typical 26,000-gallon tanker car.

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