DEP Investigating Contents of Storage Tank Hit By Crews on NPS Land in Minden

MINDEN– Construction crews working on National Park Service land in Minden hit and cracked open a buried metal storage tank on Thursday.

According to Oak Hill City Manager Bill Hannabass, the inciedent happened while crews were working on digging a trench for a sewer main in the minden area of Oak Hill. He says the West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection was immediately called. There was some leakage around the tank that appeared to have taken place over a long period of time.

The tank was removed and the area was re-filled with soil. The DEP is going to test the contents inside the tank. The results will not be available until May 21.

Hannabass says work will continue on the project on Monday in a different area.

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