12/29/2014 06:05 EST | Updated 02/28/2015 05:59 EST

Rail Car Leaking Acid In Coalhurst: Emergency Officials

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A Canadian Pacific Railway Ltd. train transporting oil leaves Hardisty, Alberta, Canada, on Saturday, Dec. 7, 2013. Canadian heavy crude reached its strongest level in more than two months on the spot market as a pipeline connection to the U.S. Gulf Coast began filling with crude ahead of its startup next month. Photographer: Brett Gundlock/Bloomberg via Getty Images

COALHURST, Alta. - A rail car leaking phosphoric acid in a southern Alberta town is causing some concern.

The Alberta Emergency Management Agency is reporting what it calls a minor release of chemicals by a Canadian Pacific Railway car in Coalhurst.

The agency says CPR staff have moved away from the rail car and fire crews are dealing with the leak.

The agency says there is no immediate threat to the public.


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