volume of the spill has not been ascertained and none of the
leaked fuel, which has been contained, from the pipeline had
reached surface water in the area, the Washington Department of
Ecology said in a statement.
A nearby apartment building was evacuated earlier on Wednesday
for air quality monitoring, but the residents had since been
allowed to return to the building, it added.
The McChord Pipeline is a single 6-inch diameter, 14.25-mile
long pipeline that runs between the U.S. Oil & Refining Co.
refinery in Tacoma and storage tanks on the McChord Air Force
Base in Washington, according to the company website.
The company was not immediately available for comment.
(Reporting by Arpan Varghese in BENGALURU; Editing by Tom Hogue
and Mark Potter)
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