Small Jet Fuel Spill in Crash on Boeing Property

Tue, 06/12/2012 - 6:23am

EVERETT, Wash. (AP) — About 30 gallons of jet fuel spilled into the soil when a tanker-trailer overturned after it collided with a train at a crossing on Boeing Co. property near Paine Field in Everett, Wash.

A Boeing spokeswoman, Elizabeth Fischtziur, says the fuel was being hauled by a contractor.

State Ecology Department spokesman Larry Altose says the leak was contained in a berm. The contaminated soil will be removed.

There were no injuries or fire in the accident about 10 a.m. Monday.

Burlington Northern Santa Fe spokesman Gus Melonas says two locomotives were moving about 5 miles per while flashers and bells were activated at the private crossing. When the truck drove through the crossing, the train hit the trailer, knocking the tank on its side.



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