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Response efforts continue at site of tanker crash

Detroit, ORResponse efforts continue at the site of a fatal tanker crash near Detroit as contaminated soil excavation wraps up, groundwater monitoring wells are installed, and preliminary results from surface water sampling show negligible levels of gasoline or petroleum byproducts.U.S. Environmental Protection Agency technicians took surface water samples from the North Santiam River and Detroit Lake on Sunday. They also took water samples at drinking water intakes for Lyons/Mehama, Stayton, Gates and Salem on Sunday and Monday. Preliminary data from the Sunday samples showed no presence of gasoline. Reviewed data is expected to be made available later in the week. An additional round of drinking water intake sampling by EPA is scheduled on Wednesday (12/20). View the news release at:http://www.oregon.gov/newsroom/Pages/NewsDetail.aspx?newsid=2475.

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