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Myrtle Creek, OR Derailment
Oct 28, 2004

Myrtle Creek Residents Asked to Cut Water Use
Residents of Myrtle Creek are asked to reduce water use immediately due to a supply shortage after a diesel spill in Cow Creek. Concerns that the contamination might have flowed into the South Umpqua River prompted the public works department to stop using its water treatment plant in the river. Some 4,300 gallons of diesel flowed into the creek after a train derailment west of Riddle Tuesday afternoon.