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Oil removed from train that derailed in Columbia River town

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Crews have removed the last of the crude oil from a train that derailed Friday in the tiny Columbia River Gorge town of Mosier. Photo:Twitter/Mosierderail Crews have removed the last of the crude oil from a train that derailed Friday in the tiny Columbia River Gorge town of Mosier. Photo:Twitter/Mosierderail
MOSIER, Ore. -

Crews have removed the last of the crude oil from a train that derailed Friday in the tiny Columbia River Gorge town of Mosier.
    
Greg Svelund with the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality says the oil has been trucked to The Dalles, and crews were working Wednesday to decontaminate and move the rail cars off site.
    
Union Pacific Railroad spokesman Justin Jacobs says that oil will eventually be taken by train to Tacoma, Washington, but that won't happen until it meets with the community.
    
Union Pacific said Monday it will not move any new crude oil unit trains through Mosier until a cause is determined and the community is notified. However, some trains that carry mixed goods may be moving some crude oil through the town.
    
By Wednesday morning, crews moved two of the 13 derailed cars off site. More than 400,000 gallons of crude oil have been trucked from the site.

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