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AT&T fined over San Jose fuel spill

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“AT&T will pay $40,490 in fines for violating California water pollution and hazardous waste laws after an equipment failure at its San Jose facility caused 1,300 gallons of diesel fuel to spill into the Guadalupe River, officials announced Thursday.

The Santa Clara County District Attorney’s Office said an automatic float valve at the company’s facility on South Almaden Boulevard failed on Oct. 2, leading diesel fuel to spill off the roof and eventually into the street’s storm drain that flowed into the river. Emergency response crews put absorbent booms across the river to prevent the fuel from flowing downstream, and then removed contaminated materials from the water.”

Read more: Mercury News