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Tag: Train derailment


Another 100 gallons of lye spill from derailed tanker car near Chambers Bay Golf Course

UPDATE: Department  of Ecology spokeswoman Kim Schmanke clarified today that 50 gallons of sodium hydroxide leaked out of a tanker car onto the beach Saturday night below Chambers Bay Golf Course as a result of the derailment. Another 25 gallons also leaked out of the tanker car but was captured before it hit the ground, she said. She said there also was a third small leak that also was captured before it touched the ground. The total amount of leakage from the tanker cars to hit the ground was 150 gallons, she said.

INITIAL REPORT: During removal of tanker cars Tuesday morning from

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Amtrak running again through Tacoma

Amtrak is back running through Tacoma.

The first northbound train to negotiate the track past the freight train derailment by Chambers Bay Golf Course came through at 9 p.m. Sunday.

A passenger train made it south through the Tacoma area at 8:20 a.m. today, a spokesman at the Tacoma Amtrak Station said this morning.

The full daily complement of 10 trains – five north and five south – through Tacoma are scheduled today, the spokesman said.

Full cleanup of the derailment could take up to three weeks. Four rail cars were still on the beach Sunday. An estimated 50 gallons of

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