Mississippi River reopens near St. Louis after fuel spill

Reuters News
Posted: Mar 04, 2016 3:07 PM

(Reuters) - The Mississippi River reopened to shipping traffic near Granite City, Missouri, on Friday as the cleanup from a fuel spill on Thursday at Lock and Dam 27 was completed, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers said.

About 1,800 gallons of fuel had spilled into the main chamber of the lock just upriver from St. Louis after a boat passing through the lock ruptured a fuel tank, an Army Corps spokesperson said.

(Reporting by Karl Plume in Chicago; Editing by Chizu Nomiyama)