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.
- Highway – There are thousands of trucks traveling through the Gorge every day. Many of these trucks carry hazardous materials.
- Waterway– Many barges travel up and down the Columbia River. Some carry hazardous materials. There is also the potential for barge/bridge accidents.