Tag Archives: Fuel Spills

Driver who crashed tanker, spilled fuel into Santiam, cited for speed

The driver who crashed a tanker truck on Highway 22 in February, spilling fuel into the North Santiam River and closing the roadway for almost a week, was cited for driving “too fast under the conditions,” according to an accident report released by Oregon DMV under a public records request. Source: Driver who crashed tanker, […]
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Highway 22 reopens after weeklong closure due to tanker crash

The main highway connecting Salem and Bend reopened Saturday morning after an almost week-long closure. Highway 22 is now open to traffic in both directions after crews finished rebuilding the roadway and removing soil contaminated by a tanker crash and gas spill last Sunday. Source: Highway 22 reopens after weeklong closure due to tanker crash

Low levels of fuel in North Santiam after spill; Highway 22 to reopen soon

Gas that spilled into the North Santiam River after a tanker crash last weekend continues to be detected in the river but not at levels high enough to impact drinking water supply, state officials said Thursday. Source: Low levels of fuel in North Santiam after spill; Highway 22 to reopen soon

DEQ: ‘Extremely low’ fuel levels in N. Santiam from tanker crash, spill 

The Oregon Dept. of Environmental Quality said in an update Thursday that only “extremely low levels” of fuel-related chemicals have been found in the N. Santiam downriver from Sunday’s tanker crash, spill. Source: DEQ: ‘Extremely low’ fuel levels in N. Santiam from tanker crash, spill – KTVZ

Overturned tanker truck spills fuel into N. Santiam River, which supplies Salem drinking water

An overturned tanker spilled thousands of gallons of fuel east of Salem, and state environmental officials say some seeped into the North Santiam River, which supplies drinking water in Salem and other communities. Source: Overturned tanker truck spills fuel into N. Santiam River, which supplies Salem drinking water – oregonlive.com

Highway 22 closed until Friday after spill; Salem’s water safe

Highway 22 between Idanha and Santiam Junction will remain closed for much of the week while cleanup operations continue following a tanker truck crash Sunday that spilled gas and diesel into the North Santiam River. Crews have determined it will take several more days to remove contaminated soil and rebuild a 600-foot section of roadway, according to […]
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Fuel spill: Highway 22 closed until weekend as ODOT excavates contaminated soil

The North Santiam River has a visible sheen on it downstream from crash, but there are no reports of impact to drinking water supplies. Oregon agencies continued efforts Monday to clean up a long stretch of Highway 22 to the Santiam Junction after a double tanker crashed Sunday morning, spilling thousands of gallons of fuel […]
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Some leaking diesel fuel from train reaches Columbia River

The state of Washington says some diesel fuel spilled into the Columbia River as it leaked from a BNSF train along nine miles of track through the Tri-Cities area. The state Department of Ecology estimates that 200 gallons spilled along the tracks from Pasco to Finley, including nine gallons spilled into the Columbia River as […]
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Community voices earthquake concerns over fuel tanks along Willamette River

A large earthquake in the Portland area poses a major risk to fuel storage tanks along the Willamette River. Multnomah County leaders say the damage could be catastrophic. On Monday night, the county took a first step in coming up with a mitigation plan. The fuel tanks are a few hundred feet from the Willamette […]
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Crews work on diesel spill at site of train derailment

BNSF railway crews are clearing and investigating the site where a train struck a boulder Monday north of Madras, causing five locomotives and one rail car to derail and 4,000 gallons of diesel fuel to leak on the ground. The derailed locomotives and rail car were removed Monday night, said BNSF spokeswoman Courtney Wallace. Source: […]
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