Dam leaks oil into Snake River. Time for an environmental incident root cause analysis?
The Army Corps of Engineers reported that an estimated 742 gallons of oil leaked from a hydroelectric generator into the Snake River. The generator is part of the Monumental Lock and Dam.
We often talk about the opportunity for an advanced root cause analysis (TapRooT®) evaluation of a safety or quality incident. This is a good example of an opportunity to apply advanced root cause analysis to an environmental issue.