Gas spill near Jackson causing problems with water

CREATED Jul 25, 2012

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JACKSON- A gasoline spill from a pipeline in Washington County is leading to problems with water.

The West Shore Pipe Line Company says well water testing found samples from three homes near the Town of Jackson with elevated levels of the chemical benzene.

According to the West Shore Pipe Line Company, "These results indicate concentrations above federally-mandated safety limits and have been shared with federal, state and local authorities."

The company has notified affected residents and is providing them with bottled water.

Environmental testing is expected to continue both outdoors and indoors around the location of the gas spill.

The leak was contained last week.