July 18 2019
MOSIER, Oregon - The Mosier waste water treatment plant and sewer lines are not operational because of a result of damage from an oil train derailment on Friday.|
The train was passing through the Columbia River Gorge near Mosier when it derailed Friday afternoon, igniting a fire and sending out large plumes of smoke. The fire was put out a little after 2 a.m. Saturday.
Orange fire and black smoke shot high into the air.
Union Pacific says 16 rail cars from the 96-car crude oil train derailed. The train was on its way to Tacoma, Washington from Eastport, Idaho.
The train is still much too hot to move.
The oil spilled is not too large.
Groups of residents are angry as a result of the 13 hour burn and derailment.
The cause of the crash is still under investigation.