Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Ecology responding to diesel spill at Tacoma rail yard

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – 6:25 a.m., February 18, 2014

Contact: Dieter Bohrmann, Department of Ecology, Dieter.Bohrmann@ecy.wa.gov, 509-420-3874

TACOMA – The Washington Department of Ecology is responding to a spill of diesel fuel at the site of Progress Rail Services off Highway 509 in Tacoma.

Up to 500 gallons of diesel was spilled when a vehicle apparently crashed into a refrigerated rail car parked at the site late Monday night. Progress has hired a contractor, NRCES, to handle the cleanup. Most of the spill is believed to be contained to the soil with no immediate threats to nearby waterways.

Ecology is working with Progress and the contractor to monitor the cleanup. More information will be provided as soon as it becomes available.

Ecology Spills Program: www.ecy.wa.gov/programs/spills/spills.html

Ecology homepage: www.ecy.wa.gov/

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