Contamination warning issued for Pumpkin Center Store kerosene

Thursday, Nov. 15, 2012 4:21 PM
Last updated Friday, Nov. 16, 2012 12:48 AM
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The Georgia Department of Agriculture is warning consumers who may have purchased kerosene on or after Nov. 3 at the Pumpkin Center Store in Harlem not to use the product.

In a Thursday media release, Agriculture Commissioner Gary W. Black stated that kerosene from the Pumpkin Center pump may be contaminated with gasoline and could cause fires and explosions if used in home heaters or lamps.

The Pumpkin Center Store pump will remain closed until the tank and lines have been cleaned and a new shipment of kerosene has been tested and deemed safe.

No other stores or stations were involved.

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soapy_725
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soapy_725 11/15/12 - 05:29 pm
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Usually it is the gasoline mixed with
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diesel fuel. Or just diesel in all of the tanks. A auto shop windfall ahead. It will take a little while. Mixing fuel must be common in third world countries? They have done this before. Not to mention the "spice sales". We must learn to embrace and celebrate non American cultures. Ignorance of the law now a valid defense. Along with lack of intent.

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soapy_725 11/15/12 - 05:33 pm
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GA DOT get that traffic circle installed now
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Pumpkin Center needs more confusion. Gasoline, kerosine, diesel fuel all comes from crude, right. It all goes through pipes. Next they will dilute all of it with water.

dhpsmp
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dhpsmp 11/15/12 - 05:57 pm
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Kerosene
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I think the same thing happened last year at the same store.

Riverman1
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Riverman1 11/15/12 - 06:00 pm
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Previous Incident

Hasn't that happened there before?

seenitB4
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seenitB4 11/15/12 - 06:58 pm
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YEP

The very same thing I was going to say...been there done that...why didn't they get this dangerous situation corrected last year....

David Parker
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David Parker 11/16/12 - 09:14 am
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Friday stupid question

Why do they call it the Pumpkin Center? thank you

soapy_725
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soapy_725 11/16/12 - 09:38 am
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There are no stupid questions, Huckleberry.
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Only unanswered questions. It will be apparent once the traffic circle is in place. We hope there are no old cemeteries with the proposed right of ways.

HHSgrad
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HHSgrad 11/16/12 - 09:58 am
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Again

Yes, this same very thing happened last year. I live close to this store. It is called Pumpkin center because it is in Pumpkin Center Community. Not sure why the area we live in is called Pumpkin Center Community but it has been that way for years. I think this should have been corrected last year with new tanks before something tragic happens.

David Parker
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David Parker 11/16/12 - 12:16 pm
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Looks like a good area to

Looks like a good area to hunt and then there's a taxidermy place toward Thomson if you bag something worthy.

Riverman1
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Riverman1 11/16/12 - 01:02 pm
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The Georgia Secretary of

The Georgia Agriculture Commissioner needs to visit them fast.

Equaltreatmentforall
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Equaltreatmentforall 11/19/12 - 10:23 am
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Perhaps it's not as bad as it

Perhaps it's not as bad as it seems. If you purchased it on or before Nov. 3 chances are you have used it before now. With no reports of explosions or mishaps it's probably an over statement.

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