Local News

A hazmat spill occurred in Assumption on Friday. Taylorville Assistant Fire Chief Andy Goodall spoke with Regional Radio News and said that tank carrying diesel fuel fell off of the back of a truck that was towing it, struck a utility pole and began leaking.

 

 

The fuel didn’t catch fire, however it did find its way into the sewer system for the city of Assumption.

 

 

Goodall said there was no risk to the drinking water for Assumption residents, since the fuel leaked into the sewer system, and how it was just the sewer system that was affected.

 
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