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UPDATED: Fuel spill reported on Foss Waterway

Post by Stacey Mulick / The News Tribune on Oct. 13, 2011 at 12:50 pm |
October 13, 2011 2:12 pm

UPDATED at 2:10 p.m.

Investigators believe they have pinpointed the source of a fuel spill spotted today on the Foss Waterway.

Investigators suspect the substance came from a private home. The fuel went into the storm drain, which then emptied it into the Foss Waterway, City of Tacoma spokeswoman Lorna Sutton said.

Callers reported a thin sheen from the spill just after 9:45 a.m. The sheen was spotted on the water from the head of the waterway to the 11th Street bridge, the state Department of Ecology reported.

A boom was deployed to contain the spill, the Tacoma Fire Department reported.

Sutton said crews were cleaning out the catch basin.

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