U.S. Coast Guard responds to Sand Island fuel leak

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - Update March 4:

The U.S. Coast Guard said only trace amounts of fuel were found in the storm drain and there was no sheen on the ocean surface.

Original story:

The U.S. Coast Guard was notified of a diesel fuel leak from a 1,000-gallon tank near Sand Island Parkway and Ulupono Street on Monday.

The leak was reported shortly before 2:50 a.m. near Rolloffs Hawaii, a local recycling and solid waste service company. A Rolloffs representative said fuel appeared to leak out of a hose or pipe and ran down the driveway, some even going into the storm drain. Rolloffs then shut off the hose which stopped the leak.

The Honolulu Fire Department arrived on scene shortly after to block the storm drain, preventing more fuel from entering.

The Coast Guard will determine if any diesel fuel went into the ocean.

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