By most accounts, the region narrowly avoided catastrophe that June afternoon. And although the numbers will likely increase, Union Pacific is expected to foot the bill.
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Union Pacific Railroad will be working with Oregon’s Department of Environmental Quality to clean up oil that spilled from a derailed train in Mosier, Oregon.
Simple steps could have prevented the fiery derailment. Had inspectors walked the stretch of track in the weeks or months prior, they might have spotted the broken bolts, but no one did.