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1,500-Gallon Diesel Spill Coats Fox River In Aurora

By Samantha Abernethy in News on Dec 29, 2011 9:30PM

Crews say the Fox River is all cleaned up from a diesel spill early Wednesday morning at a Federal Aviation Administration facility near Aurora. Around 1 a.m. FAA authorities reported 20 to 100 gallons of fuel had overflowed onto pavement and into a sewer, which wasn't a big deal. It wasn't until 10 a.m. that they reported the spill was actually closer to 1,500 gallons, requiring a major immediate cleanup from the sewers and the Fox River. The Daily Herald writes:

An unknown quantity of fuel did flow into the Fox River at Sullivan Road. On Wednesday night there was an approximately 8-foot-wide sheen on the river’s west bank extending for about 1.5 miles.

Authorities say only a scent of diesel and absorbent booms remain on the river near the affected storm lines.