Weekend diesel spill reported at North Augusta truckstop

A weekend accident in Aiken County caused about 400 gallons of diesel fuel to spill from a transport tanker, but there were no injuries and contractors were able to clean up and recover most of the material.

According to an incident report filed Monday with the National Response Center’s emergency management database, the accident occurred about 8 p.m. Saturday at a truck stop in the 200 block of Laurel Lakes Drive off Interstate 20 in North Augusta.

The single-vehicle accident involved a tanker truck owned by Kenan Transportation of North Canton, Ohio, the report said, and the total amount of diesel released was estimated at 400 gallons, of which about 50 gallons spilled into a storm drain.

The cleanup was completed at 3 p.m. Sunday by contractors from Augusta Industrial Service, the report said, adding that the S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control and other agencies were notified.