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Fire put out, sheen reported on Columbia River

Fire put out, sheen reported on Columbia River

  June 4, 2016 | KGW | MOSIER, Ore. — Crews overnight extinguished a fire ignited by an oil train derailment that closed a large section of Interstate 84 during the afternoon and into the night. The train was passing through the Columbia River Gorge near Mosier when it derailed Friday afternoon, sparking a fire […]

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Oil train derails, catches fire in Columbia River Gorge

Oil train derails, catches fire in Columbia River Gorge

June 4, 2016 | Seattle Times | MOSIER, Ore. — The fiery derailment of oil-train cars in the Columbia River Gorge east of Portland Friday afternoon has rekindled debate about the drawbacks of the Pacific Northwest’s role in crude-oil transport. Several rail cars in the 96-car Union Pacific Railroad train bound for Tacoma derailed here […]

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Mosier train derailment spills oil, sparks fire

Mosier train derailment spills oil, sparks fire

June 4, 2016 | Fredonia Leader | Train tracks and tanker cars weren’t built to accommodate trains carrying loads of heavy crude oil, making the trains more likely to derail. Black smoke could be seen following the accident, which occurred in Mosier, near the Columbia River. Ten train cars have derailed off a Union Pacific […]

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Crews work to put out oil train fire in the Gorge

Crews work to put out oil train fire in the Gorge

June 4, 2016 | KGW |MOSIER, Ore. — An oil train passing through the Columbia River Gorge near Mosier derailed Friday afternoon, igniting a fire and sending out large plumes of smoke. The train derailed at about 12:20 p.m. Interstate 84 is closed from The Dalles to Hood River. The closure was from Cascade Locks […]

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Breaking News: Fiery oil train derailment along Columbia River in Oregon

Breaking News: Fiery oil train derailment along Columbia River in Oregon

June 3, 2016 | KGW |MOSIER, Ore. — An oil train passing through the Columbia Gorge near Mosier has derailed. The accident happened just after noon. Flames and smoke can be seen from Interstate 84. The interstate was shut down from The Dalles to Mosier, transportation officials announced just after 1 p.m. Ken Armstrong, spokesman for […]

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Train Derailment Blocks Downtown Tulsa Street

Train Derailment Blocks Downtown Tulsa Street

June 2, 2016 | News 9 | TULSA, Oklahoma –A derailed freight train blocked a downtown Tulsa street Thursday morning. [Read the entire article here.]

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Harrisburg train derailment investigation could take a month

June 2, 2016 | WHTM | HARRISBURG, Pa. (WHTM) – It could take several weeks for eight box cars to be removed after a Tuesday train derailment in Harrisburg. Norfolk Southern re-railed one of the box cars, but the other eight are still on their side. Nine empty rail cars flipped the tracks near the […]

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State regulators fine Norfolk Southern for oil spill from train accident

May 30, 2016 | The Roanoke Times | State environmental regulators have cited Norfolk Southern Corp. for an oil spill that happened when two trains collided last summer in Pulaski County. The railroad agreed to pay a fine of $25,000 as part of an agreement with the Department of Environmental Quality. Another $5,231.62 will go […]

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Department of Transportation to inspect tracks where oil trains travel

May 30, 2016 | WKBN | YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (WKBN) – When trains carrying oil have an accident, the fire that results can spread for miles. Now, the federal government says the routes those trains travel on need to be safer. [Read the entire article here.]

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High winds blamed for western Iowa train derailment

High winds blamed for western Iowa train derailment

May 30, 2018 | KWQC | DENISON, Iowa (AP) — Winds gusting to 87 mph have knocked over train cars and toppled trees in parts of Iowa. Crawford County emergency management coordinator Greg Miller says 17 double-stacked container cars are blocking two sets of tracks about two miles west of Westside. [Read the entire article here.] […]

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