Emergency crews responded to a 1,500 gallon oil spill in Central Washington’s Yakima River.
The used motor oil has threatened wildlife since it escaped Sunday from an above-ground storage tank at the site of a former feedlot. The heavy oil flowed across a paved area and into an irrigation ditch.
An environmental clean up company is using vacuum trucks to remove the oil.
Joye Redfield-Wilder is a spokeswoman for the Washington Department of Ecology. She said the amount of oil spilled is concerning.