Diesel fuel spilled into stream on Hilton Head Island

By The Associated Press | Posted - Sep. 4, 2015 at 7:50 a.m.



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HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C. (AP) — Environmental officials are investigating a diesel fuel spill at a marina on Hilton Head Island.

The Island Packet of Hilton Head reported (http://bit.ly/1N7tDbz) that about 50 gallons of diesel fuel leaked into Broad Creek.

The Department of Health and Environmental Control said the spill occurred Aug. 29 and was stopped that day. DHEC spokeswoman Cassandra Harris said a sheen appeared on the water Wednesday.

Harris said the investigation is continuing. No fines or violation notices have been issued at this point.

Harris said there has been no threat to the environment or human health.

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Information from: The Island Packet, http://www.islandpacket.com

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