Seattle officials contain oil spill after train derails
Roughly 3,000 gallons of oil spilled across a section of Seattle's BNSF railroad on February 23, 2012, The Seattle Times reports. Officials managed to contain the leak as the majority of the oil seeped into a railside ditch.
The derailment of a train carrying fuel led to a spill when the oil tank ruptured after striking a section of rail, the news source reports. No one was injured during the incident, but the state Department of Ecology emphasized some of the oil made its way into nearby store drains and to the West Point Wastewater Treatment Plant.
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