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Oil Distributor to Pay $137,000 for Umpqua Spill

Posted on September 18 2008

Truax will pay $137,000 to state and federal governments on top of the reported $2 million they’ve already spent on clean-up. “On March 11, 2006, a tanker truck owned and operated by Truax Oil Inc. struck a guardrail, overturned and caught fire in Roseburg, Ore. The crash released approximately 9,000 gallons of gasoline and 2,000 gallons of diesel, some of which entered the ground and a tributary of the South Fork of the Umpqua River, which provides habitat for cutthroat trout.” On

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