- Associated Press - Monday, April 11, 2016

ASTORIA, Ore. (AP) - The Oregon Department of Environmental Quality has fined a company more than $13,000 because of an oil spill last fall.

A cargo vessel owned by Oriente Maritime collided with Pier 1 at the Port of Astoria, spilling 250 gallons of diesel fuel into the Columbia River.

Oriente Maritime has appealed the penalty. The company prevented a larger spill by transferring the remaining fuel from the vessel’s tank. It also deployed containment boom and absorbents.

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