Jet fuel pumped into cars at 3 New Jersey gas stations

Jet fuel pumped into cars at 3 New Jersey gas stations

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The nozzle of a gas pump pumps fule into a car at a gas station in Alhambra, east of downtown Los Angeles, on October 10, 2012 in California, where the average price for a gallon of regular gasoline rose to an all-time high earlier this week, prompting calls for a federal investigation into the price spike. AFPHOTO / Frederic J. BROWN (Photo credit should read FREDERIC J. BROWN/AFP/GettyImages)

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Associated Press

Posted on December 11, 2012 at 11:07 PM

Updated Tuesday, Oct 15 at 12:43 AM

HAMILTON, N.J. (AP) -- Officials say aviation fuel was pumped into cars after it was mistakenly delivered to three New Jersey gas stations.

Authorities closed a station in Lawrence, and two in Hamilton after the error was discovered.

Mercer County spokeswoman Julie Willmot tells The Times of Trenton the stations will remain closed until all underground storage tanks, lines and filters are emptied and cleaned.

State officials are investigating how the mistake happened.

Several cars stalled on Friday when a gas station in Keyport and one in Manasquan unknowingly pumped jet fuel into their tanks.

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Information from: The (Trenton, N.J.) Times

 

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