New railroad safety rules under debate after string of derailments across country
by Theron Zahn, KOMO News Staff
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A train derailed in Skagit County in the morning on March 16, spilling about 3,100 gallons of diesel on the Swinomish Reservation in Anacortes. (KOMO News)

In March of this year, a BNSF train jumped the tracks in Skagit County spilling more than 3 thousand gallons of diesel.


In February, 38 Norfolk Southern cars derailed in East Palestine, Ohio spilling hazardous chemicals into local waterways. More than 2 thousand people had to be evacuated as crews burned off some of the chemicals to head off an explosion.

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