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Is Northwest Washington prepared for a train disaster?

Rail cars move unknown hazards through local towns daily

A train passes by over the rocky shores.
Hundreds of BNSF Railway train cars, like the ones pictured at Marine Park in April, pass through Whatcom County each day, and many of them are carrying hazardous materials like liquified petroleum gas or chlorine. If a train carrying the toxic materials derailed or spilled, the results could be "catastrophic" in the region, Whatcom County emergency management said. (Hailey Hoffman/Cascadia Daily News)
By Julia Lerner Staff Reporter
When a train carrying hazardous materials like vinyl chloride derailed in rural Ohio this February,
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