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Ecology hires company to study oil transportation

Ecology hires company to study oil transportation

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KGMI News Reporting
By Tracy Ellis

OLYMPIA, Wash. – A New York firm has been hired by the Department of Ecology to conduct a study on impacts of marine and rail oil transportation in Washington state.

According to the Olympian the $250,000 contract with Environmental Research Consulting will have the company work closely with Ecology and other stakeholders to produce a complete report that looks at the current and anticipated transportation and safety pictures for marine and rail.

The report will also identify any gaps in the oil spill prevention, preparedness and response system.

Governor Inslee has issued a directive requesting initial findings and recommendations from the study by Oct. 1.

The final report is due March 1, 2015.

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