Hydraulic Fluid Spills in South Eugene

EUGENE, Ore. — It’s smooth sailing on 30th Avenue in Eugene, after a little mess Wednesday afternoon. It slowed down traffic in the area while Sanipac crews laid down and swept up absorbent, after a hydraulic line on one of its trucks burst while on a route. Witnesses say it leaked fluid from the top … Continue reading »

McKenzie River Oil Spill Drill

EUGENE, Ore. — Every second counts when responding to a hazardous spill. Emergency responders were tested to see how quickly they could save Eugene’s main source of drinking water, the McKenzie River. More than 50 representatives from agencies such as EWEB, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, and McKenzie Fire and Rescue took part in … Continue reading »

Bentonite Spill Cleanup at Marys River

CORVALLIS, Ore. – The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife released an update about bentonite spill into the Marys River in September. ODFW says the cleanup was cut short because of heavy rain. The spill happened while Northwest Natural was working on a pipe installation project and a drilling lubricant was released into the Marys … Continue reading »