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Skagit sets oil train safety rules for Anacortes refinery

Skagit sets oil train safety rules for Anacortes refinery

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KGMI News Reporting
By Tracy Ellis

ANACORTES, Wash. – The Shell refinery in Anacortes will have to jump through some hoops to bring in oil trains, but not as many as some people had hoped.

The refinery will be forced to do a few things to prevent harm to people and the environment.

The Skagit Valley Herald reports tank car safety, avoiding running trains during peak traffic and the protection of heron populations are a few of the requirements from Skagit County.

But a full environmental review will not be required.

The refinery is hoping to get one, 100-car train per day filled with Bakken crude oil.

Construction is planned for January.

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