Washington State oil leak spills 44 gallons near Ice Harbor Lock and Dam
An oil spill affected service at Washington's Ice Harbor Lock and Dam on February 27, 2012. Dam maintenance workers reported the leak after replacing oil in three of the barrier's six power transformer heat exchangers.
Staff members use a repair process to replace clean oil in the transformers, but oil escaped during the connection. A total of 64 gallons leaked from the dam, and roughly 15 gallons were recovered. In addition, 5 gallons remained in the oil transfer hoses, meaning a total of 44 gallons of oil were lost.
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