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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.

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Investigative series turns lens on AmeriTies

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. Today, it recaps an investigative series by the Cascadia Times that says residents in The Dalles are breathing toxic air.

June 14, 2018 3 p.m. read more..

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