Photo Gallery: PSE Crystal Mountain Spill

These photos were taken November 15 and 16th, 2006. Click on the images to see an enlarged view.


November 15, 2006

Well drilling in the vicinity of an oil "seep" adjacent to Silver Creek is being conducted in an effort to locate subsurface pooled diesel.


November 15, 2006

Soil samples collected during well drilling are field-screened for the presence of diesel.




November 15, 2006

A contaminated "hot-spot" in the power line access road was discovered and diesel-soaked soil has been excavated to depth of 18 feet.


November 16, 2006

Environmental representatives from the Muckleshoot Tribe, U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, U.S. Forest Service, Washington Department of Fish & Wildlife and Washington Department of Ecology tour the PSE Crystal Mountain Spill site.




November 16, 2006

An excavator makes final preparations before constructing an interceptor trench where diesel has been seeping out of the ground adjacent to Silver Creek.


November 16, 2006

A ground water sample from one of the wells drilled along Crystal Mountain Blvd. is being checked for the presence of diesel.




November 16, 2006

While excavating contamination soil from the power line road, water from an underground spring was encountered posing additional challenges for the response effort.