train derailment http://kplu.org en Oil Train Derailment Under Busy Seattle Bridge Highlights Safety Concerns http://kplu.org/post/oil-train-derailment-under-busy-seattle-bridge-highlights-safety-concerns <p><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/160154500&amp;color=ff5500&amp;auto_play=false&amp;hide_related=false&amp;show_comments=true&amp;show_user=true&amp;show_reposts=false" width="100%"></iframe></p><p>Three tanker cars derailed at a Seattle rail yard early Thursday while carrying oil from North Dakota to a refinery in Anacortes.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">No one was hurt and none of the oil spilled, according to&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Burlington Northern Santa Fe</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">.&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">But the incident spurred renewed calls from the city for a </span><a href="http://clerk.seattle.gov/~scripts/nph-brs.exe?s1=&amp;s3=31504&amp;s2=&amp;s4=&amp;Sect4=AND&amp;l=20&amp;Sect2=THESON&amp;Sect3=PLURON&amp;Sect5=RESNY&amp;Sect6=HITOFF&amp;d=RESF&amp;p=1&amp;u=%2F~public%2Fresny.htm&amp;r=1&amp;f=G" style="line-height: 1.5;" target="_blank">ban on oil train traffic near neighborhoods</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">. &nbsp;</span></p><p> Thu, 24 Jul 2014 21:41:16 +0000 Bellamy Pailthorp 17865 at http://kplu.org Oil Train Derailment Under Busy Seattle Bridge Highlights Safety Concerns Thursday morning's headlines http://kplu.org/post/thursday-mornings-headlines-11 <p>Making headlines around the Northwest this morning:</p><ul><li><strong>Tacoma&#39;s Wood Smoke Problem</strong></li><li><b>New Superintendent for Seattle</b></li><li><strong>More Lye Leaks From Wrecked Railcar</strong></li><li>&nbsp;</li></ul><div><p style="margin-top: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-bottom: 15px; margin-left: 0px; font-size: 13px; "><b>Unusual Readings of Tacoma Pollutants</b></p><p style="margin-top: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-bottom: 15px; margin-left: 0px; font-size: 13px; ">Wood smoke is a presenting a&nbsp;<a href="http://www.thenewstribune.com/2011/03/02/1567446/smoke-from-tacoma-area-wood-stoves.html" style="color: rgb(0, 113, 179); text-decoration: none; ">bigger pollution problem in Tacoma</a>&nbsp;than experts have thought, according to a newly released study by the Puget Sound Clean Air Agency. The News Tribune&#39;s Rob Carson writes diesel and gas emissions remain the &nbsp;dominant pollutants:</p><blockquote style="background-image: url(http://www.kplu.org/sites/all/themes/brainy/images/bg-blockquote.gif); background-attachment: scroll; background-origin: initial; background-clip: initial; background-color: transparent; border-left-width: 0px; border-left-style: solid; border-left-color: rgb(187, 187, 187); font-style: normal; margin-top: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-bottom: 15px; margin-left: 0px; padding-top: 2px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 0px; padding-left: 50px; color: rgb(119, 119, 119); font-size: 12px; line-height: 16px; background-position: 0% 0%; background-repeat: no-repeat repeat; "><p style="margin-top: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-bottom: 15px; margin-left: 0px; display: inherit; font-size: 13px; ">But in Tacoma, the risks from wood smoke were as much as seven times higher than is typical in other urban areas. Potential health effects include cancer, lung damage, heart disease and nerve damage.</p></blockquote><p style="margin-top: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-bottom: 15px; margin-left: 0px; font-size: 13px; ">The agency&#39;s Ryan Dicks tells the&nbsp;Trib&nbsp;more people may be heating with wood stoves because it&#39;s cheaper. The high wood smoke readings pushed Tacoma past federal clean air standards, the only area in the state to get such a mark.&nbsp;</p><div>&nbsp;</div></div><p><b>Seattle Wonders &quot;Who is Susan Enfield?&quot;</b></p><p>Seattle headlines are dominated this morning by the school board firing of Superintendent Maria Goodloe-Johnson and her top finance and operations manager, Don Kennedy, in the wake of a financial scandal. KPLU&#39;s&nbsp;Jennifer Wing was at last night&#39;s meeting, <a href="http://www.kplu.org/post/goodloe-johnson-fired-enfield-lead-seattle-schools">packed with angry parents and teachers </a>who cheered the results.</p><p> Thu, 03 Mar 2011 15:59:02 +0000 KPLU News Staff 920 at http://kplu.org Thursday morning's headlines 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