Pipeline Spill Dumps 8K Gallons of Jet Fuel Into Indiana River


A Texas company says one of its pipelines has spilled more than 8,000 gallons of jet fuel into a river in the northeastern Indiana city of Decatur.

Houston-based Buckeye Pipe Line says it immediately shut down the line Friday evening when it detected a pressure problem.
Fuel is located in Decatur, a community of approximately 9,500 people, about 100 miles northeast of Indianapolis. Spilled on the Marys River.

Local authorities say the booms are placed in the river to contain fuel that is vacuumed from the water surface.

Decatur Mayor Kenneth L. Meyer said that cleaning could take weeks.

The US Environmental Protection Agency says there is air monitoring in neighborhoods and workplaces near the river. EPA said water quality is being monitored in various places downstream.

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