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March 15, 2014 at 5:54 PM

Shell reports crude-oil spill at Anacortes refinery

About 6,300 gallons of crude oil spilled this morning at the Shell Puget Sound Refinery in Anacortes.

Shell spokeswoman Destin Singleton said the leak was entirely contained to the site. A Coast Guard flyover confirmed that no oil spilled into local waters, said Lisa Copeland, spokeswoman with the state Department of Ecology.

Copeland said the refinery was transferring crude oil from a storage tank to a pipeline when a hose burst. The company has begun cleaning up the spill.

Comments | Topics: crude oil spill, Shell Puget Sound Refinery


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