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Oil spill reported on Columbia River near Kalama | Hellenic Shipping News Worldwide / 22.08.2018

Oil spill reported on Columbia River near Kalama | Hellenic Shipping News Worldwide / 22.08.2018 | Pollution accidentelle des eaux (+ déchets plastiques) | Scoop.it

The U.S. Coast Guard reported an oil sheen roughly 20 feet by 75 feet Monday morning just past river mile marker 75 near Kalama.

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Crews work to contain oil spill in Oregon / www.sfgate.com du 04.06.2015

Crews work to contain oil spill in Oregon / www.sfgate.com du 04.06.2015 | Pollution accidentelle des eaux (+ déchets plastiques) | Scoop.it
Environmental crews worked Saturday to contain a sheen of oil that appeared in the Columbia River along the Washington-Oregon line after a Union Pacific train derailed and caught fire the day before, but officials said there was no immediate indication of harm to wildlife. The derailment, in the scenic Columbia River Gorge, fulfilled the fears of environmentalists who have long argued against shipping oil by rail — especially through populated areas or along a river that’s a hub of recreation and commerce. The tank cars were carrying especially volatile crude from the Northern Plains’ Bakken region, which has a higher gas content and vapor pressure than other types of oil. “Moving oil by rail constantly puts our communities and environment at risk,” said Jared Margolis, an attorney at the Center for Biological Diversity in Eugene, Ore.
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Two Dalles Dam oil spills send 523 gallons into Columbia River / 14.06.2018

Two Dalles Dam oil spills send 523 gallons into Columbia River / 14.06.2018 | Pollution accidentelle des eaux (+ déchets plastiques) | Scoop.it

In this June 3, 2011 file photo, the Dalles Dam on the the Columbia River, is shown in The Dalles, Ore. Talks are scheduled to begin Tuesday, May 29, 2018, in Washington, D.C., to modernize the document that coordinates flood control and hydropower generation in the U.S. and Canada along the Columbia River...

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