Thursday, February 18, 2010

Magellan holds public meeting on Wisconsin gasoline spill

KRONENWETTER, Wis. - Magellan Pipeline hosted a public meeting at the Kronenwetter municipal center on Feb. 17 to inform local residents on its 35,000-gallon gasoline leak from a pipeline that runs through Kronenwetter. The public meeting about the spill and cleanup efforts was also attended by officials from the county health department and the state department of natural resources.
Magellan discovered the leak when it checked its inventory in December 2009.
Company officials have assured the village that they have replaced the
damaged pipeline and contained the spill to groundwater at their terminal property.
They've also begun cleanup efforts which include vacuuming up the gasoline to prevent the plume from spreading further underground.
Kronenwetter has hired an independent consultant to monitor the cleanup
and make sure that Magellan doesn't have any more problems that may
impact residents, village administrator Blaine Oborn said.

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