Broken Pipeline Dumps 8,000 Gallons of Jet Fuel into Indiana River

Broken Pipeline Dumps 8,000 Gallons of Jet Fuel into Indiana River

Ray Downs | UPI

A pipeline burst in Indiana on Friday, leaking more than 8,000 gallons of jet fuel into the St. Marys River near Decatur.

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency said the “majority of the spilled product has either been recovered, dispersed or evaporated.” But air and water quality in the surrounding communities are still being closely monitored.

Health officials said drinking water in the area ishould be safe because the jet fuel didn’t contaminate well water sources, according to WANE-TV. However, the river is contaminated and residents who live by it were warned not to smoke or use open flames near the water.

Decatur Mayor Kenneth L. Meyer said residents might smell a foul odor in the air “but it’s not toxic,” the Journal Gazette reported…(Read the full story)

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