Oil Spills http://nwpr.org en Emergency Responders Prepare For Increased Risk Of Oil Spills In The Northwest http://nwpr.org/post/emergency-responders-prepare-increased-risk-oil-spills-northwest <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Northwest emergency responders met in Portland Tuesday to discuss the increased potential for oil spills in the region.</span></p><p> Wed, 20 Nov 2013 15:37:28 +0000 Cassandra Profita 37599 at http://nwpr.org Emergency Responders Prepare For Increased Risk Of Oil Spills In The Northwest Inland NW Needs More Spill Response Capacity For Oil Trains http://nwpr.org/post/inland-nw-needs-more-spill-response-capacity-oil-trains <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The rapid rise in crude oil shipping by rail means Northwest states need to bulk up their oil spill response capacity. That&#39;s according to members of a task force of Pacific states and British Columbia which met in Seattle Wednesday.</span></p><p> Thu, 26 Sep 2013 13:14:57 +0000 Tom Banse 34772 at http://nwpr.org Inland NW Needs More Spill Response Capacity For Oil Trains Spill Cleanup From Sunken Vessel Near Longview Continues http://nwpr.org/post/spill-cleanup-sunken-vessel-near-longview-continues <a href="http://cpa.ds.npr.org/northwestnews/audio/2013/08/082913TB_Kent_web.mp3" class="asset-audio"></a><p>A spill cleanup crew remains on the scene Thursday near Longview where an old wooden boat sunk in a side channel of the Columbia River.<p> Thu, 29 Aug 2013 23:36:19 +0000 Tom Banse 33384 at http://nwpr.org Spill Cleanup From Sunken Vessel Near Longview Continues Columbia River Spill Comes During Series Of Oil Spill Readiness Hearings http://nwpr.org/post/columbia-river-spill-comes-during-series-oil-spill-readiness-hearings <p>Just as Washington environmental regulators finish up a series of meetings on oil spill readiness, a half-mile sheen appeared on the Columbia River near Longview. Contractors quickly contained the diesel spill this week. It's one of about 1,800 spills in Oregon and Washington each year. Thu, 27 Sep 2012 23:29:33 +0000 Chris Lehman 15907 at http://nwpr.org