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By Neil Wiidanen

What coal dust?

Letter from the community


To the Editor:

In regard to the letter written in The Sentinel on Feb. 26 by the man from Odell, Ore., about the oil and coal trains going down along the Columbia River and the potential danger they are causing: I’ve stood right beside the coal trains and walked up and down the track at the Avery Park and railroad siding and have never seen coal dust or coal in the air or on the ground, even when they are going by at 60 miles an hour.

However, I am concerned about the railroad cars hauling garbage on the way to the landfill as some cars are parked there for a week or more. The ravens are picking out the garbage, paper, and plastic; and it is all over the ground and is blowing into the C...

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