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Train carrying calcium carbonate derails in Okanogan County

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RIVERSIDE, Wash. (AP) - Authorities say no one was injured when a train carrying calcium carbonate derailed in Okanogan County.
    
Okanogan County Emergency Management says five cars of the 52-car train derailed Monday afternoon near Riverside in the north-central part of the state.
    
County emergency management officials said in a Facebook post that the train was just starting its journey south traveling less than 9 mph near Riverside when it appeared the ground under the track liquefied.
    
Officials say calcium carbonate is a non-hazardous neutral stone.

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