- Associated Press - Tuesday, April 21, 2015

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) - Alaska environmental regulators say about 2,000 gallons of diesel fuel spilled when a commercial vehicle rolled over on state land after veering off the Parks Highway.

The state Department of Environmental Conservation says the Big State Logistics tanker-trailer overturned at 2:30 a.m. Tuesday about 20 miles north of Healy. Alaska State Troopers say the driver was not injured.

The DEC says #1 diesel spilled into a ditch when the front tanker compartment was ruptured. Regulators say the cause of the mishap is under investigation.

Officials say responders have assembled people and equipment at the site and have pumped fuel from the ditch. Responders also are vacuuming standing fuel.

The DEC says the fuel appears to be contained in the ditch and there have been no reports of impact to wildlife.



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