These are the Man-made disasters in the Gorge that are most likely:

  • Railway – There is a train through the Gorge approximately every 30 minutes.  Train wrecks involving hazardous chemicals, fires, or passenger injury.train_wreck
  • Highway – There are thousands of trucks traveling through the Gorge every day.  Many of these trucks carry hazardous materials.Photo by Anthony Dake   A truck hauling potentially hazardous materials wrecked on Interstate 75 Monday. The accident created heavy traffic through Athens.
  • Waterway– Many barges travel up and down the Columbia River.  Some carry hazardous materials.  There is also the potential for barge/bridge accidents.barge_bridge_wreck