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Aloha Petroleum spills 14,700 gallons of fuel onto ground at Hilo Harbor


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By Hawaii 24/7 Staff

Fire and Hazmat crews responded to a 10:08 a.m. alarm Tuesday (Nov 1) to 999 Kalanianaole Avenue after receiving a report of leaking fuel at the Aloha Petroleum Hilo Harbor facility.

Crews found diesel fuel spilling from two overflow pipes onto the ground as a storage tank was being filled from a barge at Pier 3.

Approximately 14,700 gallons of fuel spilled onto the ground after an operator apparently miscalculated the tank’s capacity.

The spilled fuel was contained by low walls surrounding the area, authorities said.

No fire was ignited and no injuries were reported.

The U.S. Coast Guard and other agencies responded to the incident.

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