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January 15, 2014 at 8:10 AM

Camano Island chlorine tank leak capped

CAMANO ISLAND (AP) — A fire official says a leaking canister of chlorine gas was safely capped overnight and most evacuated neighbors of a Camano Island home were allowed to return Wednesday morning. The Camano Island Fire and Rescue assistant chief, Levon Yengoyan, also says 8 people were treated for breathing difficulties at Skagit Valley Hospital…

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April 22, 2013 at 10:30 PM

KING 5: Radioactive waste tank leaked nearly a year before officials acknowledged it

KING 5 news had a story tonight about how a Hanford worker believed that a tank containing some of the nastiest radioactive waste in the country was leaking nearly a year before the U.S. Department of Energy acknowledged the problem. Reporter Susannah Frame writes: Why it took DOE and the private company hired to oversee the tank…

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February 23, 2012 at 9:07 AM

3,000 gallons of diesel spill in Interbay train yard

BNSF workers inspect a switcher that earlier had tipped over the pictured locomotive which spilled several thousand gallons of diesel fuel into the ditch. (Photo by Greg Gilbert / The Seattle Times) Some 3,000 gallons of diesel fuel have leaked from a derailed train in Interbay this morning. The fuel seeped down storm drains and is believed…

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