HUBER HEIGHTS, Ohio — The Ohio Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has ABF Freight Systems with a violation notice after more than 5,000 gallons of diesel fuel recently leaked from the trucking company’s facility in Huber Heights.
According to the Ohio EPA, agents responded to the release and used an underflow dam and booms to absorb the fuel. A nearby culvert was also plugged, and firefighters later flushed a storm drain connected to the facility.
EPA officials said that a fuel and water mixture was recovered by environmental contractors and that the contaminated tools and equipment will remain in place to collect any remaining fuel.
The EPA didn’t say how the leak occurred.
The Trucker has reached out to ABF for comment.
Born in Pine Bluff, Arkansas, and raised in East Texas, John Worthen returned to his home state to attend college in 1998 and decided to make his life in The Natural State. Worthen is a 20-year veteran of the journalism industry and has covered just about every topic there is. He has a passion for writing and telling stories. He has worked as a beat reporter and bureau chief for a statewide newspaper and as managing editor of a regional newspaper in Arkansas. Additionally, Worthen has been a prolific freelance journalist for two decades, and has been published in several travel magazines and on travel websites.