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Alabama and Georgia Declare State of Emergency after Pipeline Spill

Alabama Media Group, September 15, 2016

A Colonial Pipeline Co. pipeline leaked an estimated 250,000 gallons of gasoline south of Birmingham late last week, prompting Alabama and Georgia to each declare a state of emergency. The pipeline has been shut down since Friday and normally transports 1.3 million barrels per day of refined gasoline and other petroleum products from refineries in Houston to the south and eastern seaboard. 

A map of Colonial Pipeline's Line 1 Map of Colonial's Line 1 Pipeline (Courtesy of Colonial Pipeline Co.)

 

U.S. EPA personnel at the site of the spill in Shelby County say local residents are not in danger, and the spilled gasoline appears to be contained at the site and unlikely to enter the nearby waterways. The cause of the leak has not been announced at this point.

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