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Crews respond to diesel fuel pipeline burst in Roxana

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ROXANA, Ill. (KMOV.com) – Multiple crews responded to Roxana, Illinois to contain a diesel fuel pipeline after it erupted on Friday.

The leak appears to have come from a Phillips 66 terminal pipeline.

The U.S. Coast Guard, IEPA, and U.S. EPA responded to the break. They were able to contain and stop the leak. Cleanup is currently underway.

It has not been determined how much fuel leaked. Authorities said precautionary steps have been taken to make sure that drinking water is not affected. 

Phillips 66 released a statement about the spill:

At approximately 8:45 (Central) this morning, personnel discovered diesel fuel leaking from a Phillips 66-operated pipeline that runs between the company's Hartford, Illinois, terminal and the terminal's barge dock on the Mississippi River. The diesel fuel was released into the Cahokia Canal that empties into the Mississippi River and the fuel has reached the river. Our personnel shut down the pipeline and notified the appropriate regulatory agencies. The U.S. Coast Guard, Illinois Department of Natural Resources, and Illinois EPA are on scene with Phillips 66 managing the spill response. Spill response equipment and our oil spill response contractors have mobilized resources to support the response. The volume of the spill has not yet been determined.

The source of the leak has been isolated and boomed to ensure additional product does not reach the Mississippi River. Helicopter overflights are being conducted to monitor river conditions and identify the extent of light sheen on the Mississippi River. River water in-take system operators have been notified and are taking appropriate actions.

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