27,000 gallons of fuel spilled in Huntingdon County


MARKLESBURG, HUNTINGDON CO, Pa. (WTAJ) — Officials responded to a fuel spill on Mountain Road in Markelsburg on Monday, November 18 and new details have been released.

According to a statement from the Department of Environmental Protection, Buckeye Pipeline has estimated 27,300 gallons of gasoline were spilled with an estimated 7,800 gallons having been recovered.

They say that there was no impact to major surface waters, namely nearby Raystown Lake, and the DEP has installed on damn nearby to prevent downstream contamination.

The Department of Environmental Protection has determined there is no immediate threat to public water supplies and those with private wells have been notified.

They state that Buckeye Pipeline has hired an environmental cleanup crew to handle the situation.

This is a developing story. Stick with WTAJ for updates as we continue to learn more.

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