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Authorities Invesitgate Fuel Spill in Kanawha County Creek

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WCHSTV

Kanawha County official says authorities believe a diesel fuel spill in a creek was intentional.

Media outlets report that the spill was discovered early Tuesday morning in a creek in Eskdale.

Emergency management director C.W. Sigmantold WCHS-TV that two separate areas of ground were saturated with diesel fuel. Some of the fuel leaked into the creek.

Sigman says Cabin Creek Volunteer Fire Department members saw a pickup truck leaving the scene earlier this week.

Crews placed booms to contain the fuel.

The West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection is investigating the spill.


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