FLORISSANT, Mo. (AP) -- The Missouri Department of Natural Resources says the leak of gasoline from a convenience store into the storm sewer system in Florissant has been stopped, and cleanup is under way.
DNR says there is no risk of explosion following the incident on Thursday.
DNR says the leak was discovered after a strong smell of gasoline was detected. It was determined the gasoline came from a Circle K station in the north St. Louis County town. Investigators found a leak in a hose leading to a pump.
The company has shut down the pump and hired an environmental contractor for cleanup, which DNR will oversee.
DNR says responds to more than 300 environmental emergencies each year.
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