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350 gallons of gas spills at Berkeley Springs gas station

Bulk of spill was cleaned up by 2 a.m. Tuesday

November 13, 2012

BERKELEY SPRINGS, W.Va. — The West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection is monitoring the cleanup of a gasoline spill that occurred Monday night at the Sheetz at 245 S. Washington St. in Berkeley Springs.

Approximately 350 gallons of gasoline spilled onto the pavement when an overflow occurred while a truck was filling an underground storage tank on the property, according to a news release from the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP). The cause of the overflow and subsequent spill is still being investigated, the release states.

Local fire departments responded to the scene, as well as a Sheetz environmental clean-up crew. Sheetz also hired an outside environmental consulting company, GEC Contractor, to assist in the cleanup, according to the release.

The bulk of the spill was cleaned up by 2 a.m. Tuesday, the release states.

The spill also impacted a nearby stream, Warm Springs Run. Environmental crews are working to remove any residual materials from the stream and have placed booms in the stream to prevent further downstream flow of contaminants, the DEP said in the release.

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The DEP has issued a Confirmed Release-Notice to Comply requirement to Sheetz to continue its cleanup procedures.

Sheetz must analyze on- and off-site conditions to determine if additional investigation and cleanup will be needed once emergency response efforts are complete, according to the release.

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