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"(AP) — Union Pacific Railroad said it will replace a type of bolt on its track that led to a fiery oil train derailment on the Oregon-Washington border, but the pledge failed to ease concerns in the tiny town where the wreck sparked a massive fire that burned for 14 hours. Federal investigators in a preliminary report released Thursday blamed the derailment on Union Pacific for failing to properly maintain its track. Union Pacific faces potential penalties for safety violations, according to the Federal Railroad Administration report. The document, obtained in advance by The Associated Press, came out a day after Union Pacific announced it would resume running oil trains in the Columbia River Gorge later this week. The company will replace the lag bolts with spikes on curved portions of its track nationwide as part of its track renewal program, said Justin Jacobs, Union Pacific spokesman. Hal Gard, rail and public transit administrator for the Oregon Department of", www.chron.com
"A spokesman for Union Pacific Railroad says the company's rail fastening system has an outstanding safety history. Spokesman Justin Jacobs' statement was in response to the Federal Railroad Administration's preliminary report on a June 3 fiery oil train derailment in the town of Mosier, Oregon. The derailment released 42,000 gallons of crude oil and sparked a massive fire that burned for 14 hours.", www.chron.com