Coal Train Derailment…

Dear Editor,

I concur wholeheartedly with Mr. Golding and Shannon Williamson, Waterkeeper director, that more derailments are imminent and compounded if a second bridge is constructed. The question, concern and overall disdain regarding coal trains is why did the most recent 30-car derailment get swept under the rug and — most importantly — why was it categorized as non-hazardous? Nothing could be further from the truth.

Coal is hazardous to health, whether it be to humans, fish or water quality. Follow my “train of thought:” we drink lake water, citizens; be aware and beware. What goes into the water (be it trash in storm drains, to sewage to coal and oil and hazardous chemicals) stays in the water!

Sandy Lange
Sandpoint

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