Puget Sound Energy

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Case Status



Silver Creek and White River



Contaminants of Concern Include


Affected DOI Resources Include

Threatened and Endangered Species, Anadromous Fish

Financial Summary

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Case Description

On November 3, 2006, a Puget Sound Energy generator was mechanically overfilled causing a diesel fuel release that reached Silver Creek and associated wetlands within the White River Watershed, in the Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest below the Crystal Mountain Ski Area in Pierce County, Washington. Approximately 18,000 gallons of diesel fuel spilled onto the generator pad and downhill towards a drainage ditch that flows to Silver Creek. Soils and groundwater within the Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest were contaminated. Approximately 14 acres of wetlands and 5-6 miles of Silver Creek were affected. Diesel entering Silver Creek likely discharged into the White River.

Case Documents

 Document TypeDocument NameDocument Date


 MOA/MOU Trustees Agreement 03/16/2009


 Consent Decree Consent Decree 02/12/2009


 Restoration Plan and Environmental Assessment Retoration Plan 02/08/2010

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Case Contact

Washington Fish and Wildlife Office

Lacey, WA | (360) 753-9440 | http://www.fws.gov/wafwo/

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