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Train spills nearly 600lbs of diesel fuel along the BNSF tracks in Pasco, Columbia River, Finley

- Finley, WA (Tri-Cities)

The Department of Ecology has been on the scene Monday morning,  monitoring a spill spanning across 9-miles of Burlington Northern Santa Fe tracks, or BNSF. 

Officials reported the spill, between Pasco to Finley, was because of a mechanical issue with the train and caused the train the lose about 600 gallons of diesel total. 

The DOE says a mechanical problem caused the train to lose about 600 total gallons of diesel, about 200 of those coming along the tracks and another 400 after the train stopped in Finley.

Crews plan to launch a boat to assess the river impact at sunrise Monday morning.

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