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Diesel spill in St. Georges
By Michelle Provencher

Updated Tuesday, February 12, 2013 - 8:53pm

Oil spill cleanup continues after about 1,600 gallons of diesel is leaked from a DelDOT station in St. Georges.

Vehicles were gassing up at the location for storm preparation over the weekend, which is when the leak started.

DelDOT says their investigation took shape Tuesday, when it was determined the leak was caused by a broken pipe connecting the tank to the fuel pump.

Luckily, the diesel pooled in a retention pond, preventing contamination of a nearby stream.

DelDOT says environmental experts are confident most of the diesel can be recovered.

A cleanup crew was on the scene within 30 minutes to begin containing the spill. It will cost about $50,000 to mitigate the damage.

DelDOT is working with DNREC's Environmental Crimes Unit as the analysis continues.



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