Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Refueling truck collision at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport (KPHX) causes fuel leak

Jet fuel leaked onto the ground at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport on Tuesday morning after a fuel tank on a refueling truck was punctured, according to the Phoenix Fire Department.

Hazardous materials teams arrived quickly and contained the spill, and no injuries, evacuations or traffic problems were reported, according to the department.

The truck carrying Jet A fuel punctured its tank while turning a corner at the airport's West Cargo Complex, the department said.

Moving the fuel from the damaged truck to another truck will be done by the hazardous materials teams in coordination with crews from other agencies and will take time, the department said.

Numerous crews were on the scene for safety reasons, the department said.

Operations at Sky Harbor were unaffected by the spill, which was not near the terminals, said Julie Rodriguez, public information officer at Sky Harbor.

Source:   http://www.azcentral.com

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