Diesel Spill at Construction Site for Emergency Center

Construction continues as scheduled at the future home of Brazos County's Emergency Operations Center despite a diesel spill.

It was a week ago that Bryan fire officials tell us some 400 gallons of diesel leaked out on the roof of the Woolworth Building in Downtown Bryan where the EOC is under construction.

Some diesel leaked through construction holes, but no long-term damage is expected, and the building's owner reportedly will incur the costs of cleanup. The spill was mostly isolated to the roof of the buliding, where in the basement, the EOC is under construction.

Fire officials walked through the facility Friday, and Bryan Fire Chief Mike Donoho says they only smelled a faint odor of the diesel days following the spill.

The fuel was being used to run a generator at the building, according Donoho.

Bryan, College Station, Brazos County and Texas A&M officials came to an agreement to build the facility following the summer of 2005, when Hurricanes Katrina and Rita brought evacuees from across affected areas to the region.

Officials decided they needed to build a state-of-the-art center to head up operations if a major emergency happened.


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