250 Gallons of Diesel Fuel Spill Into Schuylkill River

The Coast Guard and several other agencies continue to conduct cleanup operations after 250 gallons of diesel fuel spilled into the Schuylkill River in Philadelphia Monday.

Officials say a sensor malfunction on an emergency generator at a Philadelphia CenturyLink facility caused an overflow of approximately 4,200 gallons of diesel fuel. An estimated 250 gallons of the fuel then spilled into the Schuylkill River near the 2400 block of Market Street.

The Coast Guard, the Environmental Protection Agency, Philadelphia Fire Department, CSX, Philadelphia Water Department and the Miller Environmental Group Inc., an oil spill response organization, are all helping with the cleanup process.

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