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Editorial: Spokane railroads need better oil disaster prevention

(Source: Spokesman-Review, January 22, 2014)

SPOKANE, Wash. -- Recent railroad tank car explosions are abundant proof the railroad and oil industries cannot assure track-side communities they operate with adequate safety, or have the resources to respond when a disaster occurs. Although focused primarily on maritime hazards, HB 2347 does direct the state Office of Financial Management to study the extent and projected increase in railroad oil shipments across the state, and whether the communities at risk should a tank car explode are prepared.

Full story: Spokesman-Review

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

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