An underground leak of jet fuel in Parkland, Washington, on Wednesday led to the shutdown of the McChord Pipeline owned by U.S. Oil & Refining Co.
The volume of the spill has not been ascertained and none of the leaked fuel, which has been contained, from the pipeline had reached surface water in the area, the Washington Department of Ecology said in a statement. The spill prompted evacuations of residents from a nearby apartment in Parkland as a precaution. Crews from the Washington Department of Ecology responded to the spill, which has been contained. The report did not specify which company operated the pipeline or the volume of the spill.