Red Lake Nation News - Babaamaajimowinan (Telling of news in different places)

Derailments bring safety worries to the fore


Sarah Zarling has become a close watcher of oil trains since February, when she realized her Watertown, Wis., house was in the blast zone if a train derailed and caught fire.

So when an oil train passed through town Sunday afternoon she prepared to report it to a national network of activists pushing for stricter railway regulations that are keeping close tabs on where and when oil trains are running.

Then she heard a loud boom nearby.


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