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.
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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.
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