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Editorial: Keep oil and coal train safety on track

(Source: Seattle Times, July 31, 2014)

SEATTLE, Wash. — So much for any “what if” scenario for the derailment of tanker cars carrying volatile crude oil through Seattle or elsewhere in Washington state. Five of a train’s 102 cars went off the track July 24 under the Magnolia Bridge as the train traveled at less than 5 mph. Three of the five cars carried crude oil from Bakken, N.D. Nearly 100 of the cars were transporting the potentially explosive contents.

Full story: Seattle Times

Friday, August 01, 2014

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