(c)2013 NPT PHOTO BY NELSON MORAIS
A gasoline spill close to midnight Monday, July 22 resulted in an estimated
150 gallons of gas from a delivery tanker truck to pour out on the ground
at the Marathon gas station on Cosby Highway. After dawn broke on Tuesday,
Chip Adkins of HEPACO, a Hazmat team based in Charlotte, N.C., was
photographed sweeping up some of the spilled gas with a neutralizer poured
|Published: 11:03 AM, 07/25/2013
||Last updated: 11:04 AM, 07/25/2013
Author: Nelson Morais
Source: The Newport Plain Talk
NEWPORT-A Hazmat team finished cleaning up a large gas
spill at the Marathon convenience center on Cosby Highway on Tuesday afternoon,
July 23, after a tanker truck spilled the gas close to midnight on Monday.
A call on a leak of gas coming from a Coffman Oil Company
tanker came into 911 around 11:35 p.m. on Monday, July 22, according to the
Newport Fire Department.
Mike Ottinger, battalion chief and incident commander,
said when driver Derek Young of Morristown started to "off-load" the
gasoline from his tanker truck at Marathon, "something" in the valve
or mechanism caused gas to leak out around the valve area.
Ottinger estimated 100-150 gallons of the gasoline ended
up on the ground, almost all of it contained to the Marathon property, which is
located at 779 Cosby Highway.
For more details, please see the Thursday edition of the
Newport Plain Talk.
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