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North Idaho plans to deal with increasing oil trains

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SANDPOINT, Idaho -

Northern Idaho officials concerned about the increasing number of oil trains passing through the region are seeking a grant to create a regional response plan should a railroad catastrophe occur.

The Bonner County Daily Bee reports (http://bit.ly/1qCNeWh) that the plan would include Boundary, Bonner and Kootenai counties.

Bonner County Emergency Management Director Bob Howard says the plan is prompted by a rise in oil trains from the Bakken fields of North Dakota heading west.

The Idaho Bureau of Homeland Security administers the grant program.

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Information from: Bonner County (Idaho) Daily Bee, http://www.bonnercountydailybee.com

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