Oil spill training along the Columbia River in Richland

Published at 5:06 p.m. on May 8, 2013 | Modified at 5:07 p.m. on May 8, 2013

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Tom Mackie of Yakima, left, and Ken Waldo of Bellevue, both employees of the Washington State Department of Ecology, team up during a simulated crude oil spill drill Wednesday afternoon on the Columbia River at Columbia Point Marina Park in Richland. About 50 spill responders from across the state took part in the training. The workers practiced working in protective gear collecting water and air samples. BOB BRAWDY — Tri-City Herald Buy Photo

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