Coast Guard responds to oil spill after train derails on Harbor Island

13th Coast Guard District News
ASTORIA, Ore. — The Coast Guard is overseeing the cleanup of a diesel spill, in Seattle, after a train derailed on Harbor Island, Monday.

Coast Guard Sector Puget Sound, based in Seattle, received a call at approximately 9:15 p.m., reporting a Union Pacific Railroad locomotive and two freight cars, carrying cement ash, derailed, spilling 600 gallons of diesel fuel onto the ground near the West Seattle Bridge. There are no reports of the diesel fuel entering the water.

Sector Puget Sound’s Incident Management Division is on scene to determine appropriate cleanup methods and supervise cleanup efforts. Also responding are the Washington Department of Ecology, and Union Pacific Railroad.

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