Marathon confirms small diesel spill into Mississippi river

Reuters News
Posted: Jan 29, 2014 10:28 AM

(Reuters) - Marathon Petroleum Corp confirmed that two barrels of diesel spilled into the Mississippi river on Tuesday from its 490,000-barrel-per-day (bpd) Garyville, Louisiana, refinery.

"We responded very quickly to clean it up," a company spokeswoman said in an email.

Marathon had reported the spill into the Mississippi river in notices filed with the U.S. National Response Center.

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(Reporting by Anupam Chatterjee and NR Sethuraman in Bangalore; Editing by Meredith Mazzilli)