Cleanup efforts continue at California gas spill
State route 38 in California has been closed for several days following a significant fuel spill on the road.
The Associated Press reports that the spill - which occurred in Angelus Oaks in the San Bernadino Mountains - is a result of a fuel tanker overturning on September 19.
The California Highway Patrol said that contractors have been working hard to clean up the massive spill and the contaminated soil that resulted from it. On the bright side, officials said that a quick initial response prevented the hazardous substance from entering a nearby creek.
BigBearGrizzly.net reports that the San Bernardino County Fire Hazardous Materials unit, along with Caltrans officials, are determining the extent of the damage caused to the highway. In addition, the California Department of Fish and Game and the U.S. Forest Service are working on the environmental cleanup to protect waterways and wildlife.
The news provider reports that a number of campgrounds and recreational areas were closed as a result of the spill.
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