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September 1, 2014 at 12:12 PM

Small fuel spill disrupts Edmonds-Kingston ferry

A fuel spill of less than 15 gallons halted the Edmonds-Kingston ferries for six hours Monday morning, because officials feared boat movement would churn the diesel. Fuel was being transferred between tanks in the ferry Walla Walla, docked at Kingston, when the crew discovered the spill. The Coast Guard received a report of the spill at about…

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January 28, 2013 at 5:19 PM

Columbia River oil spill leads to $405,000 state fine

The owner of an old Liberty ship that sank and spilled oil in the Columbia River during an illegal salvage operation will be fined $405,000 by the state Department of Ecology. The spill prompted a 10-month cleanup and removal project, which cost taxpayers $22 million in federal funds. The state spent an additional $680,000 on the…

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September 26, 2012 at 12:16 PM

Last push to find people owed money in Exxon suits

The Associated Press KODIAK, Alaska — A settlement fund set up to pay plaintiffs from lawsuits stemming from the 1989 Exxon Valdez oil spill still has about $1 million left to disperse. KMXT reports about 900 people haven’t claimed money from the Exxon Qualified Settlement Fund. Plaintiffs’ attorney Dave Oesting of Anchorage says there will be one last…

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