“An oil train moves through downtown Tacoma, May 21, 2014.”
Photo credit: Peter Haley, Tacoma News Tribune / file photo.
“Ecology launching study of spill response need at Nisqually River from passing oil trains”
By Brad Shannon, The Olympian:
“The state Department of Ecology says it is asking for the publics help in crafting a response plan for potential oil spills into the Nisqually River from passing trains.
Railways since 2012 have begun hauling larger amounts of volatile oil from the Bakken fields of North Dakota to refineries in Washington.
A one-hour public meeting is planned for 7 p.m. Monday at the agency headquarters auditorium, 300 Desmond Drive in Lacey. The effort is one of nine inland response plans the agency is preparing using money provided this year by the Legislature, Ecology spokeswoman Lisa Copeland said Friday [Sept. 12].”