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Posted at 8:45 PM ET, 09/19/2010

Small fuel spill in Fairfax County

By Erica Johnston

A fuel tanker truck was in a collision with another vehicle Sunday in Fairfax County, about a mile from where a tanker accident last month spilled 4,000 gallons of gasoline.

Sunday’s spill was only about one per cent as large as in the Aug. 28 incident, according to authorities.

Abouut 40 gallons of fuel spilled in Sunday’s incident at Little River Turnpike and Glenbrook Road, said Capt. Willie Bailey, a spokesman for the Fairfax County fire department.

He said the county's hazardous materials unit kept all of it from entering the sewer system.

-- Martin Weil

The earlier incident occurred when a tanker overturned at Pickett Road and the turnpike, where Fairfax City and Fairfax County meet. About 3,500 gallons of fuel that spilled in that incident were reported recovered, authorities said.

By Erica Johnston  | September 19, 2010; 8:45 PM ET
Categories:  Traffic and Transportation, Virginia  
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This is ridiculous. Last month's gas spill shut down the area around Fair City Mall for an entire day on a beautiful Saturday afternoon. People were stuck in traffic for hours, and I was denied access to my home! Now another spill?!?! Even though it was considerably smaller, how many more "accidents" does it take for Fairfax County or Fairfax City to consider moving the Motiva Tank Farm on Pickett Road? Motiva the company has a horrible safety track record!!!

Posted by: tbantug | September 19, 2010 9:08 PM | Report abuse

mary, Sorry to hear that but Your friend should contact a Personal Injury Lawyer for a consultation, here is a good one that I know who offers free consultation for situation like yours, wish she feels better soon

Posted by: kevindeon20 | September 20, 2010 6:25 AM | Report abuse

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