Center County, Pennsylvania (WTAJ) — Environmental officials in Pennsylvania have determined what caused a kerosene spill in a small river in Ferguson Township.
The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (PaDEP) received a report on Saturday, January 14, of what it described as pools of shiny, red-stained oil on the surface of beaver branches.
An investigation by the department found the oil to be from a residence. Ferguson Township officials said kerosene was mistakenly delivered to a home that no longer uses kerosene. Authorities said the fuel was drained underground and a sump pump pumped some of it into a tributary leading to the river.
Local agencies were notified of the incident, along with the Rock Spring Water Company and the State College Borough Water Authority. PaDEP is leading the kerosene purification work.
https://www.wtaj.com/news/local-news/dep-heating-oil-found-in-water-came-from-centre-county-home/ Kerosene found in water from Center County home