Bulk Diesel Tank Leaks Into White River

Aerial View of Roundhouse Shoal

An estimated 500 to 1000 gallons of diesel leaked into the White River below Cotter yesterday.

Guides, including Gabe Levin and Duane Hada, and local fishers, contacted city officials, the AGFC trout management division and ADEQ.

Benny Magness of Magness Oil, the company that owns the bulk transfer station where the leak occurred, told the Baxter Bulletin yesterday once he was made aware of the situation, company employees with heavy equipment and environmental cleanup gear arrived on the site and immediately began cleaning up and draining the 16,000 gallon tank of the remaining diesel fuel. Work will continue through the night.