By Ken Stern 

289 trees removed in gas pipeline leak cleanup


January 3, 2024

CONWAY — Crews cleaning up the Olympic Pipeline gas leak southwest of SR 534 in Conway cut down 289 trees Dec. 27-28 in order to remove underlying contaminated soil, the cleanup project’s unified command reported in a Dec.29 update. The area borders the west edge of a farm field and east shoreline of Hill Ditch.

The trees were to be handled by a materials recycler BP spokesperson Pam Brady told the press last week.

Approximately 8,324 gallons of gasoline have been recovered through the 29th. Approximately 25,326 gallons were discharged from a vault on Dec. 10 when a three-eighths inch...

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