Oregon and Washington agencies hold oil spill drill on Columbia River

First responders from Oregon and Washington held an oil spill drill on the Columbia River on Oct. 10, 2018.

PORTLAND, Ore. – First responders from Oregon and Washington held an oil spill drill on the Columbia River Wednesday.

Crews practiced bringing out resources and equipment in the event of a large oil spill.

There were several boats and other crews on the river and on shore deploying booms and other containment methods as though there was a large spill.

The training served to educate agencies and legislators on how a response to a large incident comes together.

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