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Crews working to cleanup gasoline and diesel spill

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Cleanup efforts are underway at the sight of an oil spill along Highway 8 near McCleary, Washington. A Pettit Oil Tanker truck-carrying diesel and gasoline, lost control Saturday morning near the Thurston-Grays harbor County line.

Approximately 7,000 gallons of gasoline and 3,300 gallons of diesel spilled.  

The Washington Department of Ecology and the Federal Environmental Protection Agency are leading the cleanup efforts. 

Cleanup crews are booming the creek, and constructing "interceptor" trenches to divert additional gasoline and diesel from reaching the creek.  They are also removing contaminated soil and taking samples of a nearby drinking water.
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