Everything you wanted to know about why these trains should scare the shit out of you—the secrecy around them, the proximity to people, the history of explosions, the safety defects of tanker cars old and new, the Seattle firefighters who say we're not prepared, and more:
Pass it on.
(The one thing the documentary doesn't appear to touch on? Climate change. Obviously, using all that oil, either here in the United States or overseas, involves worsening, not mitigating, global warming. For more on the effects of rising global temperatures on Seattle, check out Kelton Sears' awesome animated feature in this week's Seattle Weekly.)