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Seattle Now: How the Whatcom oil train derailment went down

The oil train derailment in the town of Custer last month could have been a lot worse, but for a swift emergency response and some luck. We get the story from KUOW reporter John Ryan.



Read the stories:

https://www.kuow.org/stories/what-led-to-whatcom-oil-train-disaster-investigators-eye-equipment-tracks-even-sabotage

https://www.kuow.org/stories/how-did-an-oil-train-going-the-speed-of-a-jogger-derail-and-catch-fire

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