UPDATE: More than 1,000 tons of soil remediated after spill

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Thursday, July 3, 2014

(Columbia County EMA)

EVANS, Ga. (WRDW) -- Contaminated soil was removed and transported and clean soil replaced it after a gasoline spill from a truck tanker accident on Faircloth Drive from Monday, the Columbia County EMA director said.

The driver hit a power pole behind the Circle K on Washington Road at Faircloth Drive. More than 1,000 tons of soil had to be remediated.

The clean-up effort, monitored by EPD and Columbia County Environmental Officials, is being conducted by a contractor hired by the trucking company responsible for the spill, the EMA director said. The final clean-up and grading is expected to be completed on Monday.

Monday, June 30 2014

EVANS, Ga. (WRDW) - A gasoline spill from a truck tanker accident on Faircloth Drive is now under control after the driver hit a power pole.

Officials say the truck scraped against the power pole at the Circle K located at Washington Road and Faircloth Drive Monday morning causing between 700 and 1200 gallons of fuel from the tanker to leak.

Most of the gasoline leaked into a retention pond behind the gas station.

Currently, a recovery tanker is on scene off-loading the remaining fuel on the damaged tanker. Officials tell News 12 the scene is contained and the nearby evacuated businesses are now back open.

Roads & Bridges brought in two loads of sand and the Columbia County Hazmat Team along with firefighters contained the spill before the clean up tanker arrived.

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