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Roanoke gas station fined in 2011 leak

Wednesday - 8/15/2012, 8:59am  ET

ROANOKE, Va. - A Roanoke convenience store has been cited for allowing gasoline to leak from its underground storage tanks.

The Roanoke Times ( http://bit.ly/P9WGOm) reports an agreement with the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality calls for D&G Mart to pay a $10,159 fine.

A consent order says the gasoline leaked last September from one of five underground storage tanks and that D&G Mart failed to report the leak.

Although gasoline seeped into a grassy area next to the convenience store, Department of Environmental Quality senior enforcement specialist Jerry Ford says the leak didn't harm the environment.

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Information from: The Roanoke Times, http://www.roanoke.com


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