Briefly in the news

March 02, 2000

-- Greg Risling

Small amounts of diesel fuel leaked into harbor waters near the Balboa

Pavilion on Wednesday, but the spill was contained by a private cleanup


Authorities said between 10 and 15 gallons spilled into the harbor from a

gas station at about 11 a.m. The Orange County Sheriff Department's

Harbor Patrol cordoned off the area while the fuel was cleaned up. It


took several hours before most of the fuel was siphoned from the water.

Authorities said small amounts of the fuel will spread throughout the

harbor and will probably evaporate from sun rays.

Authorities have yet to determine the cause of the spill, but don't

believe there will be any serious damage to the environment.

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