A 30-car train derailed in Alma,
spilling thousands of gallons of ethanol
Two freight trains derailed in Wisconsin over the weekend, putting more focus on the safety of those trains and railroad tracks in the Midwest.
The first accident happened Saturday near Alma with about 30 rail cars going off the track and spilling thousands of gallons of ethanol.
Sunday, a crude oil train derailed at Watertown.
Maureen Freedland of the Citizens Acting for Rail Safety (CARS) group in La Crosse says efforts to make the tracks and trains in the state safer have been delayed frequently.
CARS is demanding that state and federal government review the risks posed by transporting fuel by train, and issue an official environmental impact statement.