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The Union Pacific Railroad says it has completed its investigation into an oil train derailment in the Columbia Gorge. The company says multiple metal fasteners failed in consecutive rail ties.
Gov. Jay Inslee has asked the Union Pacific Railroad to halt oil train shipments through Washington until the company does more walking inspections of its railroad track.
News | local | Politics | Election 2016June 23, 2016 10:25 p.m.
We explore the politics of oil trains in the Columbia River Gorge and discuss what to expect from the fall debates between the major candidates for Oregon governor.
It’s Union Pacific’s fault. That’s the basic thrust of a preliminary report from federal railroad regulators Thursday. OPB's Kate Davidson spoke to the head of the Federal Railroad Administration to learn more.
News | Environment | Economy | local | Nation | Oil Trains In The NorthwestJune 23, 2016 3 p.m.
The Federal Railroad Administration said Union Pacific’s failure to maintain its track and equipment caused this month’s oil train derailment in the Columbia River Gorge.
Union Pacific officials say they plan to resume sending crude oil through the Columbia River Gorge. Last week, transportation officials in Oregon called for a moratorium on crude oil moving through the state.
Transportation | Health | News | NW Life | Economy | Nation | local | Politics | Business | Oil Trains In The NorthwestJuly 14, 2016 11:45 p.m.
Members of Oregon’s Congressional Delegation introduced legislation Thursday to deal with oil train safety.
Groundwater at the site of the oil train derailment in Mosier, Oregon, is contaminated with elevated levels of benzene and other volatile organic compounds. But the main worry isn't drinking water: it's the health of nearby wildlife.
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