Diesel fuel spilled in front of White House
A tanker truck dumped part of its load of diesel fuel on Pennsylvania Avenue in front of the White House Monday morning, the Associated Press reported.
The fuel did not pose any danger, and crews are in the process of cleaning it up, according to a Secret Service spokesman.
Spokesman Max Milien said the truck was leaving the White House grounds when it sprang a leak. A hazardous materials team from the District of Columbia arrived soon after and ensured the scene was safe.
Workers poured sand and gravel on the fuel to soak it up, then used brooms to collect the residue.
The spill took place ahead of a late-morning speech by President Barack Obama at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, across the avenue — and Lafayette Park — from the White House.
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