Authorities in Madison County in southern Illinois say a bomb found along rural railroad tracks has been deactivated without injury. Norfolk Southern Railroad workers notified sheriff's deputies after finding the bomb Monday near Edwardsville. A bomb-disposal unit with the Illinois Secretary of State's Office deactivated the device made from a small, propane tank attached to a couple of flares. The device was turned over to Norfolk Southern for investigation. Norfolk Southern spokesman Robin Chapman says the device probably wouldn't have done a lot of damage. Chapman says the railroad track is used only by freight trains.
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