Wednesday November 2, 2022

Idaho Statesman

An unknown amount of oil has leaked into the Snake River over the past three months from Little Goose Dam in Eastern Washington, says the Army Corps of Engineers.

Maintenance staff have confirmed a leak in one of the dam’s six turbines used for hydropower generation, the Corps said.

There are indications that 300 to 600 gallons of oil have leaked, some of it into the river, with staff still determining the amount.

The dam is about 29 miles upstream from Ice Harbor Dam, near Starbuck. No sheen has been spotted in the river, but oil absorbent booms have been installed to capture any potential additional leaks.

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