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Northwest Gas Spill Reaches 67,000 Gallons

OCTOBER 12, 2006 - Posted at 7:46 a.m. CDT

 

ROGERS, AR - A gasoline spill at a pipeline facility in Rogers is a lot bigger than authorities first thought.

The spill at Razorback Terminating was believed to be 1,000 gallons.  The Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality says the spill in reality was 67,000 gallons, and residents near the terminal are being told to monitor their water wells.

State health officials say that if water has an oily sheen or smells of gasoline, residents should contact their local fire or police department immediately.

Officials say much of the gasoline is in the soil in a containment area around a tank that overflowed at the company.  The soil will likely have to be removed to get rid of the spilled fuel.

Razorback Terminating is the end of the line for a 67-mile gasoline pipeline that originates in Mount Vernon, Missouri. 

(The Associated Press contributed to this report.)

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