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Gasoline from an Ely Holiday station has leaked into a nearby lake

More than 4,800 gallons have leaked since Monday.

Environment officials are on the scene in Ely where a leak of gasoline from a Holiday station has found its way into a nearby lake.

The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) confirmed to Bring Me The News that it has an inspector and emergency responder on site after the leak started on Monday.

Mayor Chuck Novak told the Ely Echo that 4,844 gallons of gasoline had leaked, some of which had "permeated into the ground somewhere – we don't know where."

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It's been reported that some of the gas flowed into a storm sewer, which in turn found its way into nearby Miners Lake.

The newspaper notes that the State of Minnesota has asked that the Holiday gas station be closed as a precaution.

Updates on the leak will be released on the City of Ely website.

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