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Ohio agencies work to contain Hubbard gasoline leak

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HUBBARD, Ohio - Crews from the Ohio Fire Marshal's office and the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency remained on the scene of a gasoline spill in Hubbard Tuesday.

The EPA was called Monday evening when gasoline was found leaking from an underground storage tank at the Sunoco station at 175 Youngstown Hubbard Road.

The Bureau of Underground Storage Tank Regulations (BUSTR), which is an agency under the Ohio State Fire Marshal's authority, was on the scene Tuesday morning.

Ohio EPA spokesperson Linda Oros tells 21 News that although crews have attempted to plug the line that has been leaking into the sewer, the line is under pressure, and some leakage remains.

Crews are digging trenches to divert the gasoline and installing pumps to remove the mix of gasoline and water, which could overflow.

Oros says the immediate goal is to keep the area contained and stop the leak.

Oros points out that the site had no leak monitoring system in place to detect the leak, which instead, was reported by a passer by.

Some of the gas seeped into a tributary for Yankee Run.

There have been no evacuations or road closures.

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