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October 3, 2022: 2,000 Gallons of Oil Spilled Near NC Highschool

Heavy rains from Hurricane Ian caused around 2,000 gallons of kerosene oil to spill into a creek behind Clayton High School in North Carolina. The rain spread the kerosene across U.S. 70 Business. A representative from the town of Clayton issued the following statement: “The private entity immediately contacted a professional hazmat clean-up company that was dispatched at approximately 12 p.m. to clean up the area.”
Local businesses reported seeing fuel pouring out of a tank at a nearby oil and gas company. A hazmat team worked through Sunday to cleanup the kerosene spill. Booms were deployed in the creek to soak up any remaining oil.
The company responsible has not been officially named at this time. Authorities have said the company is working with officials and cooperating with cleanup efforts.

State investigating 2,000-gallon oil spill near Clayton High School

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