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By Lou Marzeles

Carson Oil spill clean-up ongoing


Rebecca Gourley

GAS-SPILL EXCAVATION: Mounds of dirt and a fenced hole show where Carson Oil has been doing spill clean-up.

A gasoline spill in Goldendale that occurred last month has stirred rumors and only a brief written statement from the company involved.

On Feb. 29, a tanker delivery truck pulled into the Carson Oil fueling station, a card slot facility on Columbus Avenue. The hose was hooked up to the wrong tank, and fuel began pumping into a tank that, according to the Washington State Department of Ecology (Ecology), was already full. Almost 1,000 gallons of gasoline overflowed onto the soil at the site. Of that amount, 50 gallons were recovered at the time.

The only initial signs of anything unusual at the location occurred when customers later came to fill up and found that they were unable to use t...

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Reader Comments

5150flyer writes:

From my dealings with Carson Oil they are disorganized and lacking in customer service skills. Let's make sure they clean the mess up - 100%.


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