Department of Ecology News Release - March 15, 2014, 12 p.m.

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Ecology and the US Coast Guard responding to oil spill in Anacortes

(OLYMPIA) – The state Department of Ecology and US Coast Guard are responding to an oil spill near the Shell Refinery in Anacortes.

The refinery reported the spill at 9:30 a.m. and estimate 8,000 gallons of crude oil spilled into a contained site in their waste-water treatment center during a transfer process.

A Coast Guard overflight confirms the spill is contained to the refinery and no spill to water has occurred.

More information about the spill will be provided as soon as it becomes available.

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Media Contacts:

Lisa Copeland, communications, 360-407-6990

Katelyn Shearer, US Coast Guard media relations; (206) 669-2970

For more information:

Ecology Spills Program (www.ecy.wa.gov/programs/spills/spills.html)

Ecology’s social media (www.ecy.wa.gov/about/socialmedia.html)