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Tanker flips and spews fuel at Baton Rouge gas station

4 years 3 weeks 3 days ago Monday, September 22 2014 Sep 22, 2014 September 22, 2014 6:46 AM September 22, 2014 in News
Source: WBRZ
By: Greg Renoud

BATON ROUGE - Fire officials say an 18-wheeler carrying diesel leaked fuel at a Baton Rouge gas station near the corner of Burbank and Bluebonnet Sunday afternoon.

Officials say, the truck made a delivery and the trailer flipped after it was unhooked. According to the Department of Environmental Quality, the tanker flipped due to the asphalt giving way under the weight of the truck and it started leaking.

Hazmat crews were called to the scene and DEQ says a third party crew cleaned it up.

DEQ says some of the fuel spilled into a storm drain and crews laid out boom to catch it. They will check the boom monday to make sure the fuel was absorbed.

The Baton Rouge Fire Department says the truck has five compartments, each able to hold up to 2,500 gallons of fuel. Only the first compartment was compromised. No word yet on exactly how much leaked out.




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