Communities today are better prepared to handle disasters than ever before with the available resources they have. There has been publicity lately about train derailments since three major railway accidents have occurred in the past seven months nationwide. There is particular concern about train derailments involving spills of oil and other chemicals that cause contamination.
With about 60 trains a day passing through Washington and parts of Franklin County, most of them hauling freight of all kinds, concern about derailments is present.
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