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Pipeline leaks diesel fuel in Victoria County

June 4, 2013 at 1:04 a.m.


A pipeline 14 miles south of Victoria leaked about 8,400 gallons, or 200 barrels, of diesel fuel in pastureland.

The leak occurred at 12:45 p.m. Monday, according to a report filed by the National Response Center, a federal database for reporting oil and chemical spills.

No fire, injuries or evacuations were reported.

Andrea Morrow, spokeswoman for the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality, confirmed the leak and said TCEQ crews were on the scene to monitor the cleanup.

She would not release additional information but said the TCEQ is investigating the incident.

The leak was reported after an aerial patrol pilot observed a suspected leak, and it was followed up with an investigation, according to the National Response Center report.

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