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August 10, 2017

Corps: Dam leaked oil into Snake River

KAHLOTUS, Franklin County (AP) — The Army Corps of Engineers says oil has slowly leaked into the Snake River at Lower Monumental Lock and Dam in southeast Washington state over seven months.

The federal agency, which operates the dam, said Tuesday that an estimated 742 gallons (2,808 liters) of oil leaked into the water in that time. Workers were working to remove oil from the turbine hub and prevent further oil from being released into the river.

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