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Bonneville Dam has oil leak

VANCOUVER, Wash. (AP) — A small amount of oil — about one or two tablespoons a day — is leaking from a powerhouse at the Bonneville Dam into the Columbia River.

Corps of Engineers spokesman Matt Rabe told The Columbian the source has been identified and workers are trying to fix it.

The leak was reported Feb. 4 to the state Ecology Department. Spokeswoman Linda Kent says the amount of oil is too small to be recovered, although it can cause a large sheen on the water.

Information from: The Columbian,


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