Pennsylvania gas spill threatens 3 water systems

(Middle Susquehanna Riverkeeper Carol Parenzan)
(Middle Susquehanna Riverkeeper Carol Parenzan)

WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. (AP) – The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection says three water systems could be impacted by a spill of about 55,000 gallons of gasoline into a creek.

Heavy rainfall Thursday night triggered flash floods and landslides that ruptured a Sunoco Logistics pipeline in Lycoming County.

State environmental regulators say the borough of Shamokin Dam has closed its intake as a precaution. Another water system has asked its customers to conserve water in case its treatment plant has to be shut down.

The storm sent floodwaters into hundreds of homes and caused one death.

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