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Salmon deal to add more spillage at region’s dams

A short-term agreement over fish passage operations at Snake and Columbia river dams could help researchers determine whether spilling more water there can significantly boost survival of juvenile salmon and …


UPDATED: Sun., Dec. 17, 2017, 12:04 p.m.

Water from Oregon river off-limits after fuel spill

Officials in western Oregon say 11,600 gallons of fuel spilled with an unknown amount entering the North Santiam River and a truck driver died after the tanker truck overturned and …


Group to sue after farmed salmon spill into Puget Sound

A conservation group plans to sue after net pens at a salmon farm in Washington state collapsed, spilling thousands of Atlantic salmon into Puget Sound.


Crews clean up Eastern Idaho highway after pain lotion spills

Six barrels containing a pain-relieving lotion that broke open and spilled on an eastern Idaho highway after the driver of a pickup with a trailer swerved to avoid a collision …


Sewage plant in Seattle no longer polluting after failure

Officials say the state’s largest sewage treatment plant is back in compliance with its environmental permits.


Wenatchee facility source of biodiesel in Columbia River

State and federal authorities have identified a Wenatchee fueling facility as the source of biodiesel that leaked into the Columbia River.


UPDATED: Wed., March 22, 2017, 8:10 p.m.

California may face ‘significant risk’ from dam

California is courting a “very significant risk” if a damaged spillway on the nation’s tallest dam is not operational by the next rainy season, and the state’s plan for the …


Gas prices up, stations running out in South after pipeline spill

Lines formed at gas stations across the South on Saturday and drivers who were able to find fuel had to pay more for it in some cases, as prices edged …


U.S. clears way for cleanup of Colorado mine after huge spill

A Colorado mine that spilled 3 million gallons of contaminated wastewater into rivers in three Western states was designated a Superfund site Wednesday, clearing the way for a multimillion-dollar federal …


TransCanada says spill forces shut down of Keystone pipeline

TransCanada Corp. says the Keystone pipeline will likely remain shut down for the rest of the week while officials investigate an apparent oil spill in southeastern South Dakota.


Truck clipped by train spills salt

A truck carrying magnesium chloride was clipped by an empty Union Pacific train this morning.


UPDATED: Wed., May 6, 2015, 11:55 a.m.

Semi crash spills paint, solvent on Highway 395

A semi blocked traffic on Highway 395 south of Lind Wednesday morning after it rolled, spilling paint and solvent.


Gas spills at tank farm

Thousands of gallons of gasoline spilled Monday afternoon from a holding tank at the ExxonMobil fuel storage facility in Spokane Valley. Maintenance workers sheared a small pipe that was part …


Sewage leak at Hayden Lake

Up to 11,000 gallons of raw sewage may have spilled into Hayden Lake near Cooper’s Bay this week because of a plugged pipe, perhaps from residents flushing diapers and baby …


Burning Chemicals Close I-5 Truck Bursts Into Flames; 20 Oregon Families Evacuated

Oregon highway worker Lorinda Gauther routes traffic around a burning triple trailer that blocked I5 on Thursday. Photo by Associated Press


Returning Evacuees Find Sick Horses

Rural Alberton residents evacuated after Thursday’s derailment are finding horses left in their corrals are sick - bleeding from the nostrils, some short of breath, many listless and lethargic. The …


Crews To Empty Chlorine Tank Car

Crews expected to have one chlorine tanker emptied Monday night, as they worked to clean up after a derailment forced the evacuation of nearly 1,000 area residents last week. Crews …


Tankers Continue To Leak Toxic Gas Cloud, However, Is Not Spreading; I-90 Near Site May Be Closed Until Monday

Three derailed tanker cars continued to leak toxic chlorine gas Friday, making it unsafe for hundreds of area residents to return home, officials said. A train derailment a day earlier …


Hundreds Flee Toxic Gas Ruptured Tank Cars Spew Chlorine, Sending 100 To Hospitals

Montana derailment. A cloud of chlorine gas rises Thursday above a derailed Burlington Northern-Santa Fe train west of Alberton, Mont. Photo by Associated Press


Gas Line Leaks Near Bonners Ferry

A small natural gas line that runs under the Kootenai River ruptured Friday afternoon, sending gas bubbling into the water near Bonners Ferry. It was unclear how the three-inch line …