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Port of Tampa reopens after train derailment, ethanol spill

The Port of Tampa was shut down after a train derailment and ethanol spill early on July 25, 2013. WFLA TV

A train derailment shut down the Port of Tampa in Florida for several hours on Thursday morning after several cars leaked ethanol.

The majority of the port had been reopened later on Thursday morning, port spokesman Andy Forbes told NBC News affiliate WFLA.

Fifteen of the train’s 88 cars derailed and three spilled ethanol, Tampa Fire Rescue officials told WFLA. Hazmat crews responded to the derailment around 1 a.m. local time, which caused no reported injuries.

The cleanup may take longer than 24 hours, WFLA reported.