500 Gallons of Diesel Fuel Spills into North Dakota Lake

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(AP) — State health department officials are monitoring the cleanup of about 500 gallons of diesel fuel that spilled into Devils Lake in northeast North Dakota.

Officials say the spill happened Tuesday at the Army National Guard’s Camp Grafton facility when a diesel fuel dispenser malfunctioned.

The Health Department says about 1,300 gallons of fuel was contained at the site, but about 500 gallons migrated through the storm sewer system into the lake.

Health Department Water Quality Director Karl Rockeman says the lake is not a source of drinking water to any nearby communities and that the city of Devils Lake gets its water from a groundwater source.

Rockeman says there have been no reports of harm to fish or wildlife.

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