Crews work to clean up from Friday diesel fuel spill

The scene where a Wolverine Pipe Line Company oil pipeline ruptured in Geneva Township on June 3, 2016.

GENEVA TOWNSHIP, Mich. (WOOD) — Crews continue to work to clean up a diesel fuel spill in Van Buren County on Saturday.

Wolverine Pipe line Company said in a release that crews of around 35 workers per shift worked through the night to clean up the spill. As of noon on Saturday, the damaged line has been uncovered and the extent of damage is being examined. Three vacuum trucks and several storage tanks are also at the site to remove the spilled fuel.

The release said around 5,400 gallons of fuel and 3,000 gallons of water containing fuel have been recovered. Wolverine Pipe Line is working with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality in the effort.

The pipeline, located under a field in the area of CR 380 and 62nd Street in Geneva Township, ruptured around noon Friday when the farmer drove a piece equipment over it, hitting the line, according to a release from the Wolverine Pipe Line Company. Around 8,400 gallons were released after the rupture.

Wolverine Pipe Line said there is currently no estimate as to how long the clean-up and repair will take.

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