Iowa Department of Public Health, Hazardous Waste Site Health Assessment Program: Jet Gas Spill Site-Lowell, Iowa, June 28, 2005

(2005) Iowa Department of Public Health, Hazardous Waste Site Health Assessment Program: Jet Gas Spill Site-Lowell, Iowa, June 28, 2005. Public Health, Department of

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Abstract

Gasoline contamination has been detected in the shallow groundwater located below Lowell, Iowa. Several shallow private drinking water wells were contaminated with Gasoline after a tanker truck carrying the fuel, owned by Jet Gas Corporation, overturned and spilled gasoline into a ditch. The Iowa Department of Public Health’s (IDPH) Hazardous Waste Site Health Assessment Program has completed a Health Consultation about the Jet Gas Spill site. This consultation contains information concerning the potential and likely health effects due to exposure to gasoline from the spill. The chemicals of concern at this site are Benzene and Methyl Tertiary-Butyl Ether (MTBE) which are both components of the gasoline that was spilled.

Item Type: Departmental Report
Keywords: gasoline spill, water pollution, Lowell, IA
Subjects: Natural resources and environment > Environmental assessments
Natural resources and environment > Waste disposal and hazardous sites > Cleanups of hazardous sites
Natural resources and environment > Water resources
Natural resources and environment > Water resources > Groundwater
ID Code: 32916
Deposited By: Margaret Barr
Deposited On: 06 Jul 2020 13:35
Last Modified: 06 Jul 2020 13:35
URI: http://publications.iowa.gov/id/eprint/32916