Diesel spill reported in Nevada City | TheUnion.com

Diesel spill reported in Nevada City

One hundred gallons of diesel fuel reportedly spilled in Nevada City while a truck and trailer were fueling at a Caltrans facility at 3:45 p.m. Tuesday.

The responsible party has been identified as Williams Tank Lines Inc., according to a report by the Nevada County Department of Environmental Health.

The incident occurred when a lock came loose off the truck and trailer, causing the diesel to spill at the facility at 10057 Gold Flat Road in Nevada City. Caltrans personnel sanded and dammed the area for containment. Some runoff was seen south of the area during the heavy rain at the time.

The drainage area was blocked with a floating barrier about 2,500 feet downstream. There were no sheen or odors reported, and the cleanup of the spill site began when the rain stopped at 4:45 p.m.

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