Suquamish Tribe's beachfront damaged by oil spill
Thursday, January 15, 2004

The Suquamish Tribe of Washington estimates that it lost several thousand dollars worth of shellfish and has spent more than $1 million for an oil spill.

On December 30, 4,800 gallons of heavy fuel oil overflowed from a barge in Puget Sound. The oil damaged 400 acres of prime tribal beachland, including a tribal fishery and clam bed used by tribal members.

According to outside experts contacted by The Seattle Times, the damage could have been limited by the placement of an oil-spill boom. State lawmakers are holding a hearing today to address the spill.

Get the Story:
How oil spill in Sound might have been stopped in its tracks (The Seattle Times 1/15)
Oil spill damages marine estuary at Suquamish (Indian Country Today 1/15)

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