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A Canadian Pacific train pulling tanker cars goes past Bay Point Park Thursday afternoon. Should a train derail and spill hazardous materials in Red Wing, the Fire Department is trained to respond before help arrives from the state. (Republican Eagle photo by Michael Brun)

City, railroads ready in case of disaster

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When Colleen Clark took her 4-year-old grandson to Bay Point Park to watch the trains, she thought it would be the perfect opportunity to practice his counting skills. One, two, three, four... all the way up to 89 tanker cars passed them by.


It wasn't until a few days later, after Clark read about the deadly July 6 train derailment in Quebec, that she stopped to think about what was being transported in those 89 cars.

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Michael Brun
Michael Brun is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin-River Falls journalism program. He has worked for the Republican Eagle since March 2013, covering county government, health and local events. 
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