CLAYTON COUNTY, Ga. - Some gates were evacuated at Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport on Thursday after one thousand gallons of fuel spilled, according to officials.
Atlanta fire officials tell Channel 2 Action News this happened as a plane was refueling.
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The leak has been stopped, according to officials, and airport operation crews are now cleaning up the spill.
Delta Airlines sent a statement Thursday afternoon, saying:
Delta is aware of an issue that developed with a fuel servicing unit Thursday morning at Atlanta’s Hartsfield Jackson International Airport. Boarding of a nearby aircraft was halted as a precaution and the area closed off while containment efforts were put in place. There were no injuries as a result of the incident and there is no disruption to Delta’s Atlanta operation.
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1/2 A fuel spill on the ramp near Concourse E occurred at approx 1015 am today. @ATLFireRescue is on scene as cleanup continues.— Atlanta Airport (@ATLairport) November 9, 2017
2/2 Spill had minimal impact on operations; environmental monitoring continues— Atlanta Airport (@ATLairport) November 9, 2017
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