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800-gallon fuel spill leads to cleanup on Missouri farm

Thursday, March 4, 2010 | 10:18 a.m. CST

JEFFERSON CITY — The Department of Natural Resources is leading the cleanup of 800 gallons of fuel on a farm in north-central Missouri.

The agency was alerted Wednesday to the leak from an above-ground storage tank in Randolph County. The company that owns the tank, Brownfield Oil, spread absorbent material and built a berm to contain the fuel.

Officials said there's no threat to any known waterways. The contaminated soil will have to be removed and replaced.

DNR said its 24-hour spill line receives more than 1,600 incident reports each year.


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