Fuel spilled at Norcross gas station

NORCROSS — About 50 gallons of fuel were spilled Monday evening at a Norcross gas station as a tanker truck was filling an underground storage tank, a spokesman for the Gwinnett County fire department said.

The driver of the truck told authorities the spill was possibly caused by a malfunction of an underground valve, Capt. Thomas Rutledge said. The incident happened about 10:15 p.m. at the QuikTrip at 6140 Jimmy Carter Blvd. in Norcross.

The fire department’s Hazardous Materials Response Team used an absorbent material on the ground to neutralize the fuel and checked four nearby storm drains for fuel, Rutledge said. The hazmat crew found a small amount of gasoline in two drains in the parking lot and vapor readings, but no actual product, in the two drains on Jimmy Carter.

A clean-up company from QuikTrip was requested to respond.