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Gas leak from Olympic Pipeline closes Conway school, creates environmental concerns

Posted on AllSides December 11th, 2023
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A major gasoline leak early Sunday morning near Mt. Vernon forced the closure of State Route 534 and canceled classes at Conway's K-8 school on Monday. State and federal agencies say the gas leaked from a concrete vault associated with the Olympic Pipeline near Conway in Skagit County. The Olympic Pipeline, operated by BP, runs from Blaine, Wash., to Portland, Ore., and includes 12-inch, 14-inch, 16-inch and 20-inch pipelines. BP said the leak started at 6:35 a.m. Sunday and it immediately shut down that segment of the pipeline. It transports...

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