Sunday, February 4, 2018

Jet fuel spills at Eglin

EGLIN AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. — The Florida Department if Environmental Protection announced Friday that 2,607 gallons of Jet-A fuel spilled at Eglin Air Force Base. The spill occurred in Building 92 on Jan. 5 after a switch box froze, activating fuel pumps and overfilling an underground storage tank. Absorbents were put in place to soak up the fuel and the Emergency Response Contractor cleaned the area. Jet-A fuel costs about $5 per gallon. (Source: News Herald, 02/03/18)