Jun 3, 2016

70 miles east of Portland OR: Oil train derailment spills oil and causes fire, elementary school evacuated

Columbia River Gorge where tanker cars from a derailed train
operated by 
Union Pacific were flipped over and accordioned across the tracks
Derek Hiser - Screen capture from video, SacBee.com, Friday 6/3/2016

This sort of incident could happen along Bellingham Bay where I live and many think it is not a matter of if, only when. Watch Twitter #mosier for more news. The following post is at SacBee.com:

Train derailment in Oregon spills oil, sparks fire: A train towing cars full of oil derailed Friday in Oregon’s scenic Columbia River Gorge, sparking a fire that sent a plume of black smoke high into the sky.