I've never written a letter to a newspaper before. This concerns the Montana RailLink accident that happened in January near Rocky Creek and Trail Creek Road. I was disappointed to see the slowness of the coal cleanup.

There is still loose coal in the creek. Coal contains heavy metals such as arsenic, barium, beryllium, cadmium and chromium. I work in the fossil fuel industry, but have never witnessed such a lackluster response from the party responsible for environmental damage.

Mark Franklin