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Damage from Lake Kittamaqundi fuel spill minimal

Damage from Lake Kittamaqundi fuel spill minimal

The Maryland Department of the Environment has categorized the damage done to downtown Columbia's Lake Kittamaqundi by a diesel fuel leak as minimal, even though an estimated 500 to 600 gallons of fuel entered the lake, according to an office spokesperson.

Jay Apperson, deputy director for MDE office of communications, said that cleanup of the spill, which occurred at around 4 p.m. on April 14, is expected to last a week, although containment for the spill will remain in place for approximately four weeks.

Apperson said the diesel fuel came from a 100-gallon diesel fuel tank used to fuel a backup generator at the Vantage House, a senior citizen residential apartment complex,...