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Navy spills oily bilge water on Hood Canal, Wash.

Feb. 12, 2014 - 09:16AM   |  
The Navy says about 150 gallons of oily bilge water spilled as it was being transferred at a dock on Hood Canal.
The Navy says about 150 gallons of oily bilge water spilled as it was being transferred at a dock on Hood Canal. (KING5)
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SEATTLE — The Navy says about 150 gallons of oily bilge water spilled as it was being transferred at a dock on Hood Canal.

But the state Ecology Department estimates as much as 2,000 gallons spilled.

KING reports the Navy boomed off the area and used skimmers and absorbent pads, but there was a mile-and-a-half long oil sheen Tuesday on the water near the Hood Canal bridge.

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Information from: KING-TV, http://www.king5.com/

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