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Aug 1, 2012 Bellingham commented on Runaway Train.
The train impacts are the tip of the iceberg. They've got to ship the coal to China. That means 487 of the largest bulk carriers in the world coming through the San Juan Islands to Cherry Point and then back out the Straits, up the coast, then through the Aleutian Islands. They follow the same route as migrating salmon. That's 487 a year coming in which means more than 900 additional transits a year.

The ships will be single hulled, 2.5 to 3 football fields in length and it takes miles for one to stop, depending on the load. To what extent will this level of ship traffic - added to existing traffic - increase the likelihood of a catastrophic accident in Puget Sound?
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