All oil removed from derailed train near Mosier; oil will be tak - KPTV - FOX 12

All oil removed from derailed train near Mosier; oil will be taken by rail to Tacoma

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MOSIER, OR (KPTV) -

All the oil has been removed from the derailed tank cars in the Columbia River Gorge and it will now be taken by train to its original destination in Tacoma.

Crews recovered more than 90 truckloads of oil from 13 tank cars that derailed near Mosier on Friday.

The oil was taken by truck to The Dalles for staging to be transported by rail to Washington. A departure date has not yet been set.

By Wednesday morning, crews had cleaned and decontaminated all of the derailed cars. The empty tanker cars will be removed and taken by truck to Portland through the end of the week.

Once the rail cars have been hauled away, crews will begin removing contaminated soil and continue other environmental cleanup and monitoring activities.

Officials estimate that 42,000 gallons of crude oil escaped from four rail cars following the derailment, with 10,000 gallons removed from the wastewater system. The remaining 32,000 gallons either burned off, were captured by booms in the Columbia River or absorbed into the soil.

Union Pacific identified a preliminary cause of the crash as a faulty bolt that fastens the rail to the railroad ties.

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