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Few Iowa emergency responders ready for crude oil train derailment

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June 29, 2014 | The Gazette | As Iowa emergency responders wait to learn how much crude oil is coming through their counties, most say they don’t have enough supplies to fight a fire from even one tank car — much less a unit train carrying 35 cars of extra-flammable crude.

Winneshiek County Emergency Manager Bruce Goetsch has this advice for an Iowa community facing a crash of this magnitude: “Make sure your tennis shoes are on and start running,” he said.

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