Letter: Just another train derailment — none of our concern . . .

Posted on May 14, 2016


Keith V. Ullrich, Fort Pierce

Letter: Just another train derailment — none of our concern . . .

There it was, tucked away on Page 12 in the May 2 paper, another train derailment: "Train Derails in D.C., leaks chemical" — 14 freight cars derailing near a metro stop, causing commuters a delay.

One of the cars was leaking sodium hydroxide into the rail bed and into the ground before the leak could be plugged.

It seems as though train derailments are so commonplace that these types of articles are now relegated to inside the paper. Maybe it's done in hopes that the Treasure Coast residents might not see them, as it will only upset them.


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