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Contamination warning issued for Pumpkin Center Store kerosene

Posted: November 15, 2012 - 3:44pm

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The Georgia Department of Agriculture sent out a news release Thursday warning consumers who may have purchased kerosene on or after Nov. 3 at the Pumpkin Center Store in Harlem not to use the product.

In the release, Agriculture Commissioner Gary W. Black stated that kerosene from the Pumpkin Center pump may be contaminated with gasoline and could cause fires and explosions if used in home heaters or lamps.

The Pumpkin Center Store pump will remain closed until the tank and lines have been cleaned and a new shipment of kerosene has been tested and deemed safe.

No other stores or stations were involved.

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Why Does This Keep Happening?

This is the second or third year in a row. Are the fittings not marked. Someone had better get their act together, before someone has a serious accident.