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Over Turned Tanker Could Contaminate Creek In Gwinnett County

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(Photo credit PAUL J. RICHARDS/AFP/Getty Images)

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GWINNETT CO – (WAOK)  Hazmat crews are on the scene of a tanker crash,  that is possibly leaking fuel into a nearby creek,  in Gwinnett county.    Police say Highway 29,   between Circle Road and Highway 316 had to be shutdown,   when they say a Jeep veered into the path of the truck,  causing it to overturn.   There is concern that the fuel is leaking into a creek,  and posing concern for wildlife.  Two people were reportedly injured and taken to Gwinnett Medical Center for treatment.  A Gwinnett County Emergency Services spokesperson,  says the tanker was carrying more than 8000 gallons of fuel,  and a fourth of it,  may have spilled into the ground and could be contaminating a nearby creek.

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