UPDATED: Park Smell Investigation Traced to Hospital Tank

Updated 11 weeks ago by Tony E. Rutherford, News Editor
UPDATED: Park Smell Investigation Traced to Hospital Tank
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WV Department of Environmental Protection and the Huntington Sanitary Board have traced an gas type "odor" to a diesel tank at Cabell Huntington Hospital. Officials on Tuesday evening , July 3. identified a diesel tank leaking into a stormwater drain.

Hospital official immediately took action to contain the leakage said Bryan Chambers, City of Huntington communications director.

WV DEP has placed containment measures in Four Pole Creek near the Enslow Park Bridge. 

 

 

Citizen complaints concerning an "odor" and Four Pole Creek discoloration has been turned over to the Huntington Sanitary Board, Brianna Hickman, public information specialist for the West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection told HNN by phone Monday afternoon, July 2.

Hickman indicated that WV DEP personnel investigated  "gas" order complaints at Ritter Park near the new children's play area and by Four Pole Creek. WV DEP checked a nearby gasoline station but could find no leak. 

WV DEP then turned the complaint over to the Huntington Sanitary Board. HNN has not yet spoken to an HSB spokesperson, as of this report. 

As of 10:12 p.m. Sunday, July 1, WSAZ reported that Huntington's Director of Storm Water "did not know what the source is." 

 

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