BNSF train derails in Anacortes on Swinomish Reservation

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ANACORTES, Wash. — A BNSF train derailed on the Swinomish Reservation in Anacortes early Thursday morning and caused thousands of gallons of diesel to leak, the Washington State Department of Ecology reported.

The Department of Ecology says about 5,000 gallons of diesel have leaked from the train. The spill happened on a berm, and most of the diesel is said to have leaked onto the land side.

The derailment happened near the Swinomish Casino and Lodge as the train was traveling east.

No injuries have been reported, and as of 8:45 a.m. there was no impact observed to seawater or groundwater, the Department of Ecology confirmed. A boom has been placed in the water to contain any fuel leaks.

This is a developing story. Check back for updates. 

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