Monday November 28, 2022

Public News Service

Four dams on the lower Snake River have been the sites of contention in the Northwest, and a recent report of an oil spill at one of the dams could be adding fuel to the fire.

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers reported 300 to 600 gallons of oil leaked from the Little Goose Dam between August and October.

Mitch Cutter, salmon and steelhead associate for the Idaho Conservation League, said there have been similar incidences in recent years of leakage from the lower Snake dams.

“We’re seeing the results of these dams being old, frankly,” Cutter asserted. “They were started to be constructed in the ’60s through the ’70s, and I think we’re seeing the result of infrastructure starting to outlive its useful life.”

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