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By Garth Meyer
The Gazette 

Transformer fails at dam, oil leak contained


March 25, 2021

STARBUCK — An electrical incident at Little Goose Dam on March 19 resulted in oil loss, which was captured in a secondary containment and did not reach the Snake River.

The cleanup was conducted along with oil recovery operations.

A T2 transformer lost oil as a result of the electrical malfunction, stated representatives the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Walla Walla District.

“We are committed to identifying and correcting the system failure that caused this spill. We take our responsibility to keep oil out of the river seriously, and will do everything possible to mitigate the risk of...

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