Category Archives: Emergency Response

Rail safety a top priority, officials say

Railroad representatives and Spokane public safety officials focused on rail safety, emergency response plans and how to best mitigate against accidents or spills during a recent Greater Spokane Inc. meeting.
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Vancouver Energy boosts public services

Ann Donnelly, a Vancouver businesswoman and a leading regional advocate for the mentally ill and their families, describes the benefits Vancouver Energy will bring to the region.
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Terminal commits to more safety measures

Safety commitments, rail safety and economic need were among the topics discussed during the last two days of testimony at the adjudication proceedings. Jared Larrabee, General Manager of Vancouver Energy, announced that Vancouver Energy has committed to several new safety measures for the proposed terminal. The revised application can be seen in full here.
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Fire officials describe preparation

During adjudication proceedings, fire officials outline the emergency response preparations and safety plans put in place to ensure safety.
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Chief testifies on Mosier incident

Testimonies during adjudication proceedings by Jim Appleton, Fire Chief in Mosier, Ore., and Robert Chipkevich, railroad industry expert, covered Vancouver Energy's emergency response and commitment to DOT-177 rail cars.
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Oil safety is strong at terminal

Witnesses, both marine scientists at Polaris Applied Sciences, covered oil spill safety during adjudication proceedings.
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BNSF, terminal focus on rail safety

Experts state during adjudication proceedings that BNSF Railway and Vancouver Energy make rail safety a priority.
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Robust planning will help ensure terminal safety

Experts during the adjudication proceedings described the very low risk of incident at the proposed Vancouver Energy terminal, as well as the safety measures and emergency response plans in place to ensure the project's safety.
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