Oil spill cleanup underway on Willamette

Oil spill clean up
A small amount of oil spilled into the Willamette River Tuesday, April 30, 2013, after a tug and a barge collided near the Ross Island Sand & Gravel Co. (KOIN 6 News)

PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — The Ross Island Sand & Gravel Co. is footing the clean-up bill after a barge and a tug sank Tuesday night in the Willamette River.

The sinking left a small oil spill at the pier near the Ross Island Sand & Gravel Co.

Cleanup crews are using booms to soak up the oil, which is being described as a fairly small spill.

Coast Guard crews are investigating.

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