[NEWS] Kentucky Biodiesel Leak Suffocates Thousands of Fish
– by Trey Crumbie, December 1, 2016, Lexington Herald Leader
Thousands of fish have been killed by 3,000 gallons of biodiesel that leaked into a river from a truck stop in Kentucky, US.
The diesel leaked into Little Eagle Creek near Sadieville in early to mid-November from a branch of the national Love’s Travel Stop chain of truck stops.
Jack Donovan, director of the Georgetown/Scott County Emergency Management Agency, told Lexington Herald Leader that the agency receive a notification of the leak on 18 November, but some locals said they had noticed the leak up to two week prior.
The cleanup of the leak, the exactly source of which has not bee determined, is in progress and will take a “long time”.
“[The truck stop personnel] have checked their pipes, their tanks and everything and can’t find a leak,” Donovan said.
The leak has been contained, he said, adding that between a quarter and half-mile of the creek has been affected.