Polish power plant leaks fuel, threatens river

Fuel is leaking after a malfunction at a coal power plant in Poland. Officials are trying to keep the fuel from entering the Vistula River (Luke Sharrett, 2014 Getty Images)
Fuel is leaking after a malfunction at a coal power plant in Poland. Officials are trying to keep the fuel from entering the Vistula River (Luke Sharrett, 2014 Getty Images)
Set Text Size SmallSet Text Size MediumSet Text Size LargeSet Text Size X-Large
Share
Updated: 7/16 6:09 am

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Polish officials say a malfunction at a coal power plant has caused a leakage of fuel, and emergency officials are working to make sure it doesn't contaminate the nearby Vistula River.

A spokesman for the plant, Piotr Ludwiczak, told the TVN24 news station that about nine tons of fuel leaked from the plant, but was stopped by a protective barrier before it could enter the river.

Firefighters, however, say trace amounts spilled into the river.

The malfunction Wednesday occurred in Kozienice, which is 50 miles southeast of Warsaw.

 

©2014 Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

Share
NEWSCASTS ON DEMAND

What's On

All content © Copyright 2014 Intermountain West Communications Company. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.
You may also view our Sitemap

Inergize Digital This site is hosted and managed by Inergize Digital.
Mobile advertising for this site is available on Local Ad Buy.