Fuel spill discovered on Loyalhanna Creek
Westmoreland County emergency responders were working on Saturday to contain a fuel spill that stretched from Latrobe into Derry Township on Loyalhanna Creek.
“There's a sheen on the water,” Bradenville fire Chief Mark Piantine said.
County hazmat, several fire companies and officials from the state Department of Environmental Protection and Fish and Boat Commission were among those at the scene.
Authorities were trying to determine the spill's source.
Booms and pads were put on the water to help contain the spill, Piantine said.
“It starts in Latrobe, and we stopped it at the bridge at Oasis (Road),” said Piantine, who estimated the distance at about two miles.
It was not clear whether fish were killed because of the spill.
Latrobe fire Chief John Brasile and Daniel Stevens, county public safety spokesman, could not be reached for comment.
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