A Wisconsin Representative is calling on a local railway
today to prove they are prepared for bad weather within
U-S representative Ron Kind sent a letter to the Chairman
of B-N-S-F Railway.
asking what safety measures are in place for severe
The September floods in several of our area counties
caused a B-N-S-F train to derail.
leaking one thousand gallons of diesel fuel into the
While Kind hopes B-N-S-F is doing what they can to
keep our communities and environment safe.
he says he will make sure precautions are taken.
If this is just becoming a dollars and cents game
to them, then the next step is passing legislation
that would require them to do it.
There aren't many businesses that like to be told
what they have to do, but if I feel that the safety
of the people back home is in jeopardy because the
railroad's not stepping up and doing the right thing
then I won't hesitate.
In the letter.
Kind asked railway officials to respond to questions
within ten business days.
If you would like to see a copy of the letter.
we have a link for you on our website.
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