Dee DeQuattro

The Department of Environmental Management is investigating circumstances surrounding a spill of 4,500 gallons of ethanol fuel outside a manufacturing company.

Ethanol was being pumped into a truck outside of Aspen Aerogel when the truck over flowed and the chemical spilled out into the parking lot.

Firefighters say it took Aspen Aerogel two and a half hours to alert them to the dangerous spill.

The overflowed ethanol was suppose to drain into a dike outside the building however that did not happen because the drain was blocked by snow and ice.

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