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Train leaking diesel fuel stops in Columbia River Gorge

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PORTLAND, OR (AP) -

Authorities say a train heading east from Portland was leaking diesel fuel and has stopped in the Columbia River Gorge.

The Oregonian/OregonLive reports a Union Pacific spokesman confirmed the fuel leak Tuesday night.

Union Pacific spokesman Justin Jacobs says railroad hazmat workers and other officials were responding to the Bridal Veil area about 27 miles east of Portland. He didn't know how much fuel had leaked.

Multnomah County Sheriff's Office Capt. Steve Alexander said the fuel wasn't actively leaking as of about 9 p.m. and that there were no immediate hazards.

He said the source of the leak appears to be a broken cap on a fuel filter.

The leak comes after a fiery train derailment along the Columbia River earlier this month.

No further information was immediately available.

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