Update: Cleanup continues on 21,000-gallon gasoline spill in Eagan; officials say major explosion avoided

  • Source: Grand Forks Herald
  • Published: 01/10/2018 12:00 AM

As crews continued to clean up the 21,000-gallon gasoline spill in Eagan on Tuesday, state and local officials said the air and water quality were safe for area residents. The number of workers at the scene of Monday's spill swelled to around 100 Tuesday and included officials from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Minnesota Pollution Control Agency, state Office of Pipeline Safety, and Magellan Midstream Partners, a Tulsa, Okla., company that owns and operates the busted pipeline. Eagan Fire Chief Mike Scott said gasoline flowed into the storm water system and then into two collection ponds. It has been vacuumed up by cleanup crews hired by Magellan, he said. "The good thing is because of the quick response by all the resources that Magellan called out, it did not make it to any of the lakes," Scott said.


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