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By Lucas Walsh
Cheney Free Press 

Diesel fuel leak contaminates stream

Officials work to clean up Chevron leak


Last updated 7/27/2023 at 2:10pm

State Department of Ecology

Members of the Dept. of Ecology work to clean the diesel leak in Minnie Creek.

CHENEY - State and local officials are working to clean up a diesel fuel leak that has reached Minnie Creek.

The leak was traced to an underground storage tank and vault at the Chevron gas station, 2302 First St., last week.

The state Department of Ecology, Cheney Public Works and GrayMar Environmental Services were still working to contain the leak Tuesday, July 24, and assess the environmental risk.

City Public Works officials declined to comment on the leak, referring questions to the state Department of Ecology.

About 30,000 gallons of diesel and water had been pumped out of the Minnie...

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