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Investigative series turns lens on AmeriTies

Untreated ties are stacked at the AmeriTies plant in The Dalles. Once treated, they will be stored tightly packed to dry in an effort to reduce the odors released by the creosote and slurry oil used to treat them. Treatment is used to increase the usable life of the ties.

Photo by Neita Cecil
Untreated ties are stacked at the AmeriTies plant in The Dalles. Once treated, they will be stored tightly packed to dry in an effort to reduce the odors released by the creosote and slurry oil used to treat them. Treatment is used to increase the usable life of the ties.



A three-part series this week first looked at the AmeriTies West tie plant operations and then at what the plant has done to address odor complaints concerning naphthalene...



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