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Oregon ill-prepared for oil train spill into waterways

(Source: The Oregonian, May 8, 2014)

PORTLAND, Ore. — When a CSX oil train derailed and caught fire April 30 in Lynchburg, Virginia, dumping more than 20,000 gallons of crude into the James River, the spill wasn’t controlled for hours. If a similar accident happened on an Oregon waterway, the response could be just as slow. Like Virginia, Oregon doesn’t have any state law requiring railroads to plan for oil spills. Readiness has lagged.

Full story: www.oregonlive.com

Friday, May 09, 2014

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