Critics: Oil trains report underestimates risk

Spokesman-Review: The chance of an oil train derailing and dumping its cargo between Spokane and a new terminal proposed for Vancouver is extremely low, according to a risk assessment prepared for state officials. Such a derailment would probably occur only once every 12 years, and in the most likely scenario, only half a tank car of oil would be spilled, according to the report. But critics say the risk assessment - which includes work by three Texas consultants who are former BNSF Railway employees and count......

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