Oil Train Response Report to be Presented at Tuesday Council Meeting
Seattle – Councilmember Mike O’Brien’s Planning, Land Use and Sustainability Committee will host the Seattle Office of Emergency Management (OEM) and Seattle Fire Department (SFD) at a Tuesday evening meeting to discuss emergency management response plans in the event of an oil train derailment.
An oil train accident that results in fire, explosion or spill poses serious risk to Seattle residents and first responders, as well as to the natural environment and the city’s economy. Council will review the report prepared by OEM and SFD that responds to Resolution 31504, which asked these departments to review and update the City’s incident response plans for these increased risks.
Seattle City Council recently signed a letter calling for the U.S. Secretary of Transportation to issue an emergency order prohibiting the shipment of Bakken crude oil in legacy DOT-111 tank train cars. Shortly thereafter, a train carrying 100 tanker cars of Bakken crude oil derailed in the Interbay neighborhood.
Discussion of an emergency response plan to oil train derailment at a special City Council Planning, Land Use & Sustainability Committee
6:00 p.m., Tuesday, September 16
Seattle City Hall
Bertha Knight Landes Room, First floor
600 Fourth Ave, Seattle 98104
Seattle City Councilmembers