Train spills, environmental concerns center on local railroads

With an overnight trail diesel spill in Birmingham, some people are asking questions about materials that pass through the metro-area on trains.ABC 33/40 has learned materials, including crude oil, petroleum and diesel fuel pass through. From tank car spills to derailments, those materials can enter surrounding environments.Research shows, on a national level, chemical rail spills are on the decline.On the news at 6, we'll tell you more about recent local spills as well as steps companies and agencies take to ensure citizens' safety.Stay with ABC 33/40 for more on this developing story.