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Recent Jet Fuel Leak Near Keim Blvd. Contained and Not-Harmful

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Recent Jet Fuel Leak Near Keim Blvd. Contained and Not-Harmful

This is a message from Interstate Storage and Pipe Line Corporation (Jacksonville, NJ;  609-267-9100), concerning a recent Jet Fuel Spill near Keim Blvd at Kennedy Park. 

Dear Residents of the City of Burlington,

You may have noticed recent excavation activity at the Kennedy Park Extension.  On December 25th, Interstate Storage and Pipeline Corporation responded to a report of a spill from its pipeline near Kennedy Park Lake.  After excavating the pipeline, a small leak in the pipe was discovered, and it was isolated and stopped.

The product that had spilled was jet fuel, which is similar to diesel and kerosene.  While not highly flammable, it can produce an odor, but it is not dangerous.  If you detect any further odors as soil remediation work proceeds, you can be assured that there are no harmful effects associated with those odors.

Interstate Storage and Pipeline Corporation is committed to fixing this situation as swiftly as possible and with minimal inconvenience to residents.  If you have questions, however, please feel free to contact Michelle Denault, Interstate’s Regulatory Compliance Manager, at 609-267-9100. 

We also would like to specifically thank the Burlington resident who alerted us to this leak, and remind everyone that Interstate would appreciate your calls if you ever see people excavating near the pipe, along the right of way, or smell or see something unusual.