The Daily Item, Sunbury, PA

February 13, 2013

Gasoline spill contained in Lewisburg

By Evamarie Socha
The Daily Item

— LEWISBURG - Emergency responders contained about 20 gallons of gasoline that spilled from a pump Wednesday afternoon at a GoSunoco station at Routes 15 and 192 in Lewisburg.

The spill is contained, said Dave Wagner, mitigation officer for Union County Emergency Management. William Cameron Engine Co. personnel entered a storm drain at the intersection to block any fuel from getting into the system.

The larger worry was that the gasoline could reach the Susquehanna River, said Career Assistant Fire Chief Richard Scheesley. Fire personnel sopped up all the gasoline they could with a substance much like kitty litter, then cleared it away.

Aside of a thick smell of gasoline in the air, residents and business patrons in the area were not in danger, Wagner said.

It is not yet known how the fuel leaked, though the gas station management believes a patron may have left the pump running after use.