hazardous chemicals http://kplu.org en Freight train derails near Tacoma; at least 50 gallons of lye spilled http://kplu.org/post/freight-train-derails-near-tacoma-least-50-gallons-lye-spilled <p><em>Updated 12:15 p.m. Sunday, February 27: Authorities report the leak has since been repaired, according to a <a href="http://www.q13fox.com/news/kcpq-train-derails-in-university-place-20110226,0,4921077.story?track=rss">statement from&nbsp;West Pierce Fire &amp; Rescue&nbsp;Sunday as reported by Q13 FOX TV</a>. Authorities confirmed that about 50 gallons of sodium hydroxide spilled. Amtrak passenger service between Seattle and Portland has been suspended because of the accident.</em></p> Sun, 27 Feb 2011 18:01:03 +0000 Gary Crawford & The Associated Press 886 at http://kplu.org Freight train derails near Tacoma; at least 50 gallons of lye spilled Clean up continues after fuel tanker spill on Olympic Peninsula http://kplu.org/post/clean-continues-after-fuel-tanker-spill-olympic-peninsula <p>An estimated 4,300 gallons of fuel spilled Wednesday when a tanker truck overturned on U.S. Highway 101 about 25 miles south of Forks. Work continues at the site today to contain the spill as quickly as possible.</p><p>Kim Schmanke&nbsp;of the state&#39;s Department of Ecology says crews righted the damaged trailer late Wednesday afternoon. The State Patrol says the truck driver wasn&#39;t injured in crash yesterday morning.&nbsp;</p><p>Schmanke says response agencies and cleanup contractors are working to recover the spilled fuel and assess environmental impacts.</p> Fri, 25 Feb 2011 00:36:30 +0000 KPLU News Staff & The Associated Press 872 at http://kplu.org Clean up continues after fuel tanker spill on Olympic Peninsula