NO ONE WAS injured and nothing was spilled in the Jan. 20 train derailment over the Schuylkill, but that didn't stop City Council members from peppering CSX executives with questions about how it happened.
"We really just skipped over a catastrophe," Councilman Kenyatta Johnson told a panel of CSX representatives yesterday during a joint hearing of the committees on transportation and public utility and public safety.
"Nobody stepped up to the plate and addressed this, saying, 'Hey - there's a tanker hanging off the side of the expressway.' "
The councilman has been vocal about the lack of timely response from both the city and CSX after the derailment of seven cars carrying crude oil along the 25th Street Bridge in his South Philadelphia district.