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Faulty pump causes diesel spill in Fayetteville creek

Posted August 3, 2010
Updated August 4, 2010

— A faulty fuel pump caused hundreds of gallons of diesel to spill into a Fayetteville creek on Monday evening.

Ron Lewis, battalion commander for the Fayetteville Fire Department, said about 500 gallons of low-grade diesel spilled from the city's bus terminal refueling center at 455 Grove St. and into Cross Creek.

Crews on Tuesday put an absorbent boom into the creek to prevent drainage into the Cape Fear River.

Lewis said the fuel has been contained and only a small amount made it into the river.


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  • Pseudonym Aug 4, 2010

    If BP did this, we would never hear the end of it.

  • jimbo141 Aug 4, 2010

    it may have been a faulty pump, but as common sense dictates, you NEVER leave a vehicle being refueled "unattended"! the guy who did should pay the EPA the fine! and be fired on the spot.