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Hundreds of gallons of gas spilled at station

PARACHUTE ” Hundreds of gallons of gas spilled Tuesday at a Shell station, when a problem occurred as a supplier tried to fill an underground tank, an employee said.

Shift manager Sheila Romero said one tank had been filled correctly and the supply tanker truck was filling another when the unleaded gas started pouring out about 6 p.m.

“It was everywhere,” she said.

She did not know exactly how many gallons of the pricey fuel spilled, but said it was in the hundreds. Crews from the police and fire departments were still cleaning up at 11 p.m.

Messages left for the departments by The Associated Press were not immediately returned, though a dispatcher said about 300 gallons had spilled.

Two Shell employees were checked out and released by paramedics at the scene after inhaling gas fumes, Romero said.

Parachute is located in eastern Colorado in Garfield County, about 170 miles east of Denver.


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