Coast Guard responding to fuel spill on Mississippi River

D8 LogoST. LOUIS, Mo. – The Coast Guard is responding to a fuel spill at Lock and Dam 27 on the Mississippi River near Granite City, Missouri, Thursday.

A vessel transiting the lock and dam was reportedly damaged, rupturing a fuel tank.

The fuel tank holds approximately 20,000 gallons, which is reportedly contained in the lock and dam.

The Mississippi River is closed at Lock and Dam 27 until clean-up operations are complete.

The cause of the incident is under investigation.

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