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Derailed train was carrying hazardous materials through Umatilla Indian Reservation


January 16, 2017

A Union Pacific train that derailed Monday night on the Umatilla Indian Reservation was carrying containers of hazardous materials, though none spilled and no one was hurt, according to a railroad spokesman.

UP initially reported no hazardous materials were involved in the 12-car derailment near Bingham Road, about 20 miles east of Mission. However, the company later confirmed there was adhesive inside shipping containers aboard at least one of the derailed cars.

The Confederated Umatilla Journal first reported there was hazardous material on the train.


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