Pin hole in pipeline is cause of jet fuel leak at airport

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Pin hole in jet fuel pipeline

MILWAUKEE — Officials with the Wisconsin DNR say a pin hole in a pipeline is the cause of a jet fuel leak at Milwaukee’s Mitchell International Airport. Some 9,000 gallons of jet fuel leaked into a creek near the airport before it was flagged as being a problem.

Shell officials tracked the leak to somewhere in a 300-foot section of pipe located underneath an airport taxiway.

Excavation of the site to find the source of the leak in the pipeline began more than a week ago. To date, 3,465 tons of contaminated soil has been excavated from the airport site.

Repair to jet fuel pipeline

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