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By Teresa Simpson
Whitman County Gazette 

Fuel spill clean-up on US195 still underway

DOE attempting to confirm soil contamination levels


February 9, 2023

COLFAX— The truck that lost control causing the trailer to tip over, spilling 6000 gallons of fuel three miles south of Colfax Sunday, Jan. 15 clean-up is still underway.

Reports state that Washington Department of Ecology (DOE) crews are removing contaminated soil next to the highway where the fuel was spilled, causing the highway to be cut down to one lane near Prune Orchard Road.

Officials say there is no fuel sheen on the South Fork of the Palouse River downstream in Colfax, according to reports.

DOE is trying to determine how much soil under the highway pavement is contaminated, r...

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