Officials: 300 gallons of diesel fuel leaked from train east of Portland

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PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Officials say about 300 gallons of diesel fuel leaked from a train heading east through the Columbia River Gorge Tuesday night.

The Oregonian/OregonLive reports (http://goo.gl/8gULC8 ) the leak happened east of a bridge over the Sandy River, about 27 miles east of Portland.

Union Pacific spokesman Justin Jacobs says authorities have determined fuel didn’t enter any waterways.

U.S. Coast Guard officials said their responders worked with Union Pacific personnel and others to minimize further release of fuel while the 92-car train was moved across Bridal Veil Creek for fuel removal and cleanup.

Jacobs says a fuel filter ring failure caused the leak and he didn’t know how it happened. The train has been moved and the tracks are open.

The leak comes after a fiery oil train derailment along the Columbia River earlier this month.