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By Teresa Simpson
Whitman County Gazette 

Red-dye diesel spills into Palouse River

1,200 gallons of fuel flows into Palouse River near Pullman


April 28, 2022

PULLMAN – State officials are assessing potential damage from a red-dye diesel spill Monday, April 26, into the Palouse River.

The spill was discovered by Four Star Supply officials, who determined approximately 1,200 gallons of the agricultural fuel had leaked from an above-ground tank and into the river.

The fuel leak could be seen 1,000 feet downriver from the source of the leak, officials said.

Red-dye diesel is non-taxed fuel to be used on farms, and not in highway vehicles. It’s colored red to easily identify it.

The company removed the remaining fuel in the 10,000-gallon tank, o...

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