Derailed coal train fuels concern over export proposals in Northwest
July 3, 2012. The Seattle Times.
A coal train derailed in Mesa, Washington, twenty miles north of the Tri-Cities, spilling 31 cars full of coal and creating a mess of train wreckage. The train was carrying coal from the Powder River Basin in Wyoming to an export terminal in Delta, BC. No one was injured in the accident, but opponents of increased coal shipment through the Northwest have cited the accident as example of the risk associated with increasing the amount of coal coming through Northwest communities by train to the proposed coal terminals in Washington and Oregon.
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