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Vandalism a possible cause of fiery oil train derailment near Seattle, FRA says

(Source: KING5, September 10, 2021)

CUSTER, Wash. "Possible vandalism" was a contributing cause of a fiery Whatcom County oil train derailment in December 2020, according to a Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) report released Thursday. The BNSF Railway train was carrying Bakken crude oil to a refinery in Cherry Point when 10 tank cars derailed in Custer. Three of the derailed train cars caught fire, forcing around 120 people to evacuate within a half-mile radius of the crash and the closure of Interstate 5.

Full story: www.king5.com

Friday, September 10, 2021

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