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Gasoline spill reaches Vermont river

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CHESTER, Vt. (AP) - Despite efforts, gasoline from a 2,400-gallon spill has reached the Williams River in the Vermont town of Chester.

The spill happened last week when a tractor-trailer owned by P&H Transportation of New Hampshire rolled over onto its side on Route 11 West.

The Eagle Times reports the property owner, Joel Brookes, smelled gasoline Wednesday morning and saw the reflection of a petroleum byproduct on top of the river watershed in his backyard.

The state Agency of Natural Resources optimistically said Monday the fuel had not breached the river. Cleanup teams returned to accelerate the interception of the contaminated soil after discovering it reached the watershed.

It's not known how much gasoline remains in the soil and groundwater.

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