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What we are reading: KUOW stories detail Custer train derailment and subsequent tank cars fire

‘The train is on fire’: tense moments after an oil train derailed

By John Ryan (KUOW) – Jan. 19, 2021

The day started like many others in Washington state, with a long line of tanker cars carrying crude oil to a refinery on the shores of Puget Sound.

What led to Whatcom oil-train disaster? Investigators eye equipment, tracks, even sabotage

By John Ryan (KUOW) – Jan. 19, 2021

Even though an oil train derailed and burned for hours that day, government officials and oil-industry critics alike say the Puget Sound region got lucky on December 22.

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