8000 Gallons Of Jet Fuel Dumped Into Indiana River

A Texas company has reported that one of its pipelines has spilled over 8,000 gallons of jet fuel into a northeastern Indiana river near the city of Decatur.

The Houston-based Buckeye Pipe Line Company says it halted all operations from the pipeline on Friday once it noticed an obvious pressure problem.  

The fuel spilled into the St. Mary’s River in Decatur, a community of about 9,500 people which is located about 100 miles northeast of Indianapolis.

Local officials say traps were placed in the river to stop the fuel from merging any further. Crews are now on site vacuuming off the water’s surface.

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency says it is monitoring air and water quality in areas near the river.

 

- Don Stuck

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