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Olympia water tank spill contained after collapse

UPDATE: Crews from the wastewater management agency LOTT contained a spill from a 10,000-gallon water tank that collapsed Tuesday in Olympia.

The tank at Crown Cork and Seal on Fones Road collapsed about 6 p.m., according to LOTT.

Most of the spilled water was contained and pumped into a filtration tank to be treated. However about 200 gallons did flow into storm drain that fed into a nearby creek. Booms were placed in the creek to soak up any spilled oils. None of the spill entered the wastewater system, the agency said.

The collapse is being attributed to structural failure due to sunlight damage.

ORIGINAL POST: A water tank at Crown Cork & Seal, in the 1200 block of Fones Road, in Olympia, collapsed about 6 p.m. Tuesday.

A woman who lives in the area and called The Olympian Tuesday night, reported hearing a loud boom. Emergency dispatchers referred the incident to the Olympia Public Works Department.

The Olympia Fire Department did not respond. Officials at Olympia's public works department said Wednesday morning that they did not respond. Officials at Crown Cork & Seal also could not be reached.

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