PORTLAND (AP) — Oregon transportation officials are asking federal rail authorities to suspend crude oil trains in the Pacific Northwest’s Columbia River Gorge until there is a better understanding of what caused a fiery derailment there this month.
All calls were responded to within the County of Hood River.
U.S. Sen. Ron Wyden, D-Ore., held a private debriefing session Sunday morning with Mosier firefighters about the June 3 oil train derailment in their community.
At Mosier gathering, Washington city leaders support Gorge mayors
A week after an oil train derailment in Mosier, a pair of city leaders from Vancouver and Spokane joined local mayors to show their explicit stance against crude-by-rail traffic through the Northwest.
The Mosier train derailment was caused when an unknown number of large screws, used to provide extra stabilization to rail ties on curves, sheared off — something a railroad official said he’d never seen before in a derailment.
Cascade Locks has joined several other Gorge municipalities in opposing crude-by-rail through their city limits.
All calls were responded to within the City of Hood River.
A fiery 16-car train derailment and oil spill in Mosier left the community reeling in its wake.
Wasco County Sheriff Lane Magill spent Monday dealing with security issues at the site of an oil train derailment in Mosier.
Some of Oregon’s highest elected officials have called for a moratorium on oil traffic through the Columbia River Gorge in the wake of Friday’s derailment of a Union Pacific oil train in Mosier.
TD Red Cross shelter closes, work continues at scene of wreckage
The Mosier derailment fire was knocked down in the early hours of Saturday, but work continues for emergency crews on scene.
This is the start of fire season; Hood River County Fire agencies have restricted their burn hours as of Friday, June 3.
This corrects the June 3 print and online versions of this story
Fire heavily damaged a home Wednesday night on an alley just south of Hull Street, near 10th Street on the Heights, consuming the garage and a Volkswagen Transporter vehicle inside. No one was in the structure and police and fire reported no injuries.
Governor, railroad officials speak in Hood River
Oregon Gov. Kate Brown is scheduled to appear tonight at the Hood River Marina.
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