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Crews continue cleaning derailment site, evacuation in place

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The view from Air 3 after the train derailed. The view from Air 3 after the train derailed.

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) – Workers are continuing to remove dangerous chemicals from the scene of a train derailment.

Two tankers filled with the highly explosive chemical butadiene were emptied by Wednesday morning.

Crews are hopeful they will be able to remove all the dangerous hydrogen fluoride by Wednesday evening.

A half mile evacuation remains in place for residents in the area of the derailment site.

Due to clean up, West Point independent schools will be closed on Thursday.

Cleanup is expected to be finished by Friday.

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