Snake River dam spills up to 300 gallons of oil into river
LOWER MONUMENTAL DAM, Wash. -- Up to 300 gallons of oil may have spilled into the Snake River from a leaking, power-generating turbine at Lower Monumental Dam. On Friday, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers told Q13 News that, "any oil spilled into the river is too much." Lower Monumental Dam is about 40 miles northeast of Tri Cities. It is one of four dams on the lower Snake River that has been targeted by salmon and orca advocates who want the corps to breach them.