Tag Archives: Fuel Spills

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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Companies face fines not cleaning up fuel spill in Boardman 

Two out-of-state construction companies each face a fine of $18,303 for not cleaning up a fuel spill last summer in Boardman. The Oregon Department of Environmental Quality reported an employee of Valentine Welding Services Inc. was driving a truck with fuel barrels on July 17, 2018, for a construction project in Boardman when two unsecured […]
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DEQ oversees spill cleanup along Highway 38

Cleaning up spilled fuel from a fatal Monday crash along Highway 38 lasted until Friday, according to the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality. About 10,000 gallons of fuel — mostly gasoline and some diesel — spilled Monday when a big rig crashed near Scottsburg, said Katherine Benenati, spokeswoman for Oregon Department of Environmental Quality. Source: […]
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Eugene company takes responsibility for Amazon spill

Lane Apex Disposal Services has acknowledged responsibility for an incident that sent diesel fuel into Amazon Creek on Monday. Company owner Sam Miller said Wednesday that a Lane Apex truck was exiting a driveway near the corner of West 18th Avenue and Bailey Hill Road when it rolled over a loose, metal grate that popped […]
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Highway 22 now open in time for Christmas holiday travel

Highway 22 reopened Thursday night — just in time for Christmas holiday travel. The stretch of highway from Idanha to the Santiam Junction was closed following a fatal crash and fuel spill on Dec. 15. Source: Highway 22 now open in time for Christmas holiday travel

ODOT reopens state Highway 22

State transportation officials reopened state Highway 22 between Santiam Junction and Idanha on Thursday night, after spending nearly a week cleaning a major fuel spill that occurred when a tanker overturned and caught fire. Source: ODOT reopens state Highway 22

Highway 22 detour continues, route closed indefinitely

Soil clean-up underway on highway between Bend, Willamette Valley. The continued closure of state Highway 22 could complicate many Oregonians’ holiday travel plans as state and federal authorities continue clean-up and repair on a damaged section of the road. The Oregon Department of Transportation is working with the state Department of Environment Equality to assess […]
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Agencies work to clean up North Santiam River after spill

Agencies worked to clean up the North Santiam River on Sunday following a crash of a tanker carrying gasoline. Late Friday, the tanker skidded on ice on Oregon 22, crashed and rolled, killing the driver. The crash affected Oregon 22, or North Santiam Highway, between Detroit and Idanha. Source: Agencies work to clean up North […]
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Salem turns to backup drinking water supply after fuel spill in N. Santiam River

Salem has enough water in reserves for several days after it shuts off its water intake because of a gasoline sill into the North Santiam River. The city of Salem has shut off its Geren Island water intake following a spill of as much as 11,600 gallons of unleaded gasoline into the North Santiam River. […]
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