Diesel tank leaks in Columbia

Fuel leak reached lake, officials said

By Sean Welsh, The Baltimore Sun

10:10 AM EDT, April 15, 2014


Howard County and Maryland Department of the Environment officials are investigating a fuel spill that impacted a lake in Columbia Monday.

Howard County Department of Fire and Rescue Services personnel responded to a hazardous materials incident in the 5600 block of Vantage Point Road around 4 p.m. Monday, according to a news release. A diesel fuel tank leaked, and reached a storm drain system that leads to Lake Kittamanqundi, the release said.

MDE responded and will oversee cleanup with help from a private contractor, the release said.