YORK, Pa. - Pennsylvania environmental officials say about 1,400 gallons of milk from a storage tank leaked into a central Pennsylvania creek.
Department of Environmental Protection officials say the milk leaked from a storage tank at Rutter's Dairy in Manchester Township, York County, into a nearby stream on Monday.
Department spokesman John Repetz said that no aquatic organisms were found dead in the waterway and that the milk dispersed by natural means.
Repetz said a weld split open on a 30,000-gallon storage tank, and about 14,000 gallons got through foam insulation around the tank. He says about 90 percent of that was contained in the building, but the rest leaked into the spring that connected to stream tributary in the Codorus Creek watershed. - AP