November 2014 in Burlington: BNSF placed several hundred freshly coated creosote replacement ties onto areas that sloped to wetlands and ditches in Burlington. The ties slid to the water’s edge and creosote sheen was found in the water.

New Rule Will Require Washington State Railroads to Provide Oil Spill Contingency Plan

OLYMPIA –As early as next year, companies transporting oil into or through Washington could be required to improve planning for accidents under new regulations being developed by the Washington Department of Ecology. They are beginning the rulemaking process to propose a new rule, “Chapter 173-186 WAC, Oil Spill Contingency Plan – Railroad.”   The rulemaking will: […]

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