July 28, 1997 in Nation/World

Bn, Health District To Meet Over Planned Train Fuel Depot

Compiled By Business Staff
 

Burlington Northern Railroad will meet with the Panhandle Health District and other regional officials Thursday to discuss the proposed construction of a locomotive refueling operation at Hauser, Idaho. The railroad has plans for a service station for trains which may include two 900,000-gallon diesel tanks. Burlington Northern has told local officials it plans to move its Spokane Valley locomotive refueling operation to the Hauser switchyard.

Railroad officials, however, say they have not made a decision and won’t for a few weeks. Records show the company already has a 500-gallon diesel tank on site. The Spokane Valley facility, near Trent and Pines, employs about 35 people, has a 300,000-gallon diesel tank and 47,000 gallons of lubricating oil on site. It was built in the days before Spokane County and Kootenai County required such tanks to have special containment basins to prevent spills and ruptures from putting fuel on the ground and thereby the ground water.

In other events this week:

Today

Northwest Natural Resources Institute holds annual teachers workshop at Lake City High School in Coeur d’Alene. Call Shane Phillips at 459-4121.

WSU Cooperative Extension sponsors an educational tour on grazing and livestock management starting at 6 p.m. at Dave and Julie Dashiell’s ranch near Hunters at 4089 Lessig Road in Stevens County. Call 509-684-2588.

Tuesday

Senate Agriculture Committee reviews price volatility in the aftermath of the 1996 farm bill.

Armed Services Committee of the Spokane Area Chamber of Commerce holds its first- and secondquarter awards luncheon in conjunction with the Fairchild’s Airmen of the Quarter awards luncheon at 11:30 a.m., Club Fairchild, Fairchild Air Force Base.

Federal officials hold an open house to discuss the Eastside and Upper Columbia River Basin Draft Environmental Impact Statements at 7 p.m. in the Ridpath Hotel, 515 W. Sprague, Spokane.

The Spokane Chamber of Commerce Ag Bureau’s farm forum seminar committee will meet at noon at Crickets Restaurant, 601 W. Riverside.

Wednesday

Federal officials hold a second open house to discuss the Eastside and Upper Columbia River Basin Draft Environmental Impact Statements at 7 p.m. in the Sacajawea Center, 1824 Main Street, Lewiston.

The House Committee on Agriculture holds a public hearing in Washington, D.C., to review the U.S. Forest Service’s Government Performance and Results Act strategic plan.

Thursday

Grand opening celebration for the new Bon Marche at the Spokane Valley Mall begins at 9 a.m.

Friday

Washington State Department of Ecology holds agricultural task force meeting at 10 a.m., Shadle Library, 2111 W. Wellesley, Spokane.

“Soft opening” of the new J.C. Penney store at the Spokane Valley Mall begins at 11 a.m.

Sunday

Great Potato Health Conference opens at Camp Sawtooth, Fairfield, Idaho, continuing through Aug. 7. Cost: $145. Call (800) 753-4781.

, DataTimes ILLUSTRATION: Graphic: Total employment

MEMO: This sidebar appeared with the story: ON THE SHELF Business Week, July 28: Cover story explores death of Gianni Versace and whether his fashion company can survive without him.

Consumer Reports, August issue: Magazine rates 35 grocery chains on price, courtesy, strengths and weaknesses.

High-risk jobs Here is a list of the occupations with the largest number of fatalities in 1995, and the total number of deaths for each job, according to the U.S. Department of Labor: 1. Truck driver, 749. 2. Farm occupations, 579. 3. Construction laborers, 308. 4. Supervisors, proprietors, sales, 212. 5. Nonconstr. laborers, 212. 6. Police, detectives and supervisors, 174. 7. Electricians, 117. 8. Cashiers, 116. 9. Airplane pilots, 111. 10. Guards, 101.

This sidebar appeared with the story: ON THE SHELF Business Week, July 28: Cover story explores death of Gianni Versace and whether his fashion company can survive without him.

Consumer Reports, August issue: Magazine rates 35 grocery chains on price, courtesy, strengths and weaknesses.

High-risk jobs Here is a list of the occupations with the largest number of fatalities in 1995, and the total number of deaths for each job, according to the U.S. Department of Labor: 1. Truck driver, 749. 2. Farm occupations, 579. 3. Construction laborers, 308. 4. Supervisors, proprietors, sales, 212. 5. Nonconstr. laborers, 212. 6. Police, detectives and supervisors, 174. 7. Electricians, 117. 8. Cashiers, 116. 9. Airplane pilots, 111. 10. Guards, 101.


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