"Oregon Oil-Train Crash Damaged Town's Water And Sewer Systems"

"SEATTLE — An oil-train derailment and fire has damaged essential city services in a small Oregon town, authorities said Sunday.

The Mosier waste water treatment plant and sewer system are not operational as a result of the derailment Friday of 16 of the 96 tank cars on a Union Pacific train. A fire in four of the cars was extinguished Saturday morning.

An area about a quarter mile around the train remained evacuated on Sunday, and officials were conducting continuous water and air monitoring. About a hundred people were evacuated from a nearby mobile home park by the train derailment and fire that sent plumes of black smoke into the sky near the scenic Columbia River Gorge."

Donna Gordon Blankinship reports for the Associated Press June 5, 2016.


"Crews Work To Contain Sheen After Oregon Oil Train Derailment" (Chicago Tribune/Wires)

"Oregon Residents Return Home Following Oil Train Derailment" (AP)

"Days After Oil Train Derailment, Normal Seems Far Away In Scenic Mosier" (Portland Oregonian)

"Mosier, Ore., Moves To Halt Traffic On Rail Line After Derailment" (Seattle Times)

"Oregon Derailment Is Latest In String Of US Oil Train Crashes" (AP)

"Mosier Fire Chief Calls Shipping Bakken Crude Oil By Rail 'Insane'" (Oregon Public Broadcasting)

"Cleanup Underway After Oregon Train Carrying Oil Derailed" (Reuters)

"Everything You Need To Know About Oil Trains In Oregon, Washington" (Portland Oregonian)

"Protest And Oil Sheen On Columbia River Follow Oregon Train Derailment" (AP)

"Oil Train Derails And Catches Fire, Forcing Oregon Town To Evacuate" (Los Angeles Times)

Source: AP, 06/06/2016