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State, Chevron negotiate over Chelan petroleum spill

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CHELAN — The state Department of Ecology says a more aggressive plan is needed to clean up after a decades-old fuel leak left some 300,000 gallons of pollutants in the aquifer below downtown Chelan.

The agency will meet with Chevron officials in early December to discuss alternatives for removing the fuel floating on the water beneath a two-acre area, covering portions of two city blocks and affecting 17 largely business properties.

Among the state’s concerns is that the underground plume…

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