Eagan Lifetime Fitness to Reopen After Gasoline Leak

January 09, 2018 05:47 PM

A spokesperson for Lifetime Fitness said the company's Eagan location was expected to reopen around 6 p.m. Tuesday, though parking would still be limited due to crews remaining in the parking lot following a nearby gasoline leak Monday.

The leak occurred after a subcontractor for STS Enterprises LLC, based in Norwood Young America, was digging in a parking lot near the Lifetime Fitness location and ruptured a pipeline that carries gasoline from Rosemount to Minneapolis. Gasoline immediately gushed into a street, traveled into a nearby storm water system and into a pond. 

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RELATED: Cleanup of Eagan Gasoline Leak to Continue Into Tuesday

Emergency responders got the call just after noon on Monday. Five-hundred barrels worth of gasoline was spilled, according to Tulsa, Oklahoma-based Magellan Midstream Partners, which owns the pipeline. That amounts to as much as 21,000 gallons.

The company said Tuesday that Magellan representatives and environmental specialists were continuing to make progress when it came to clean-up operations.

A total of 100 Magellan representatives, emergency responders, state and federal regulators and environmental specialists were on the scene, the company and Eagan police said.

The company said air readings taken in the area overnight remained safe, and Eagan police said there was not a threat to public safety.

RELATED: 500 Barrels of Gasoline Leak After Pipeline Ruptures in Eagan, Company Says

No injuries have been reported. The company said it was developing repair plans but did not have an estimate as to when the pipeline would resume operations.

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