Between 5,000 and 8,000 gallons of diesel fuel spilled into the Ohio River from Duke Energy’s W.C. Beckjord Station in New Richmond on August 18, 2014, reports. The spill happened during a routine transfer, and “likely resulted from human error,” said Duke spokesperson Sally Thelen, but she noted the company is still investigating the cause. The Coast Guard “briefly closed a 15-mile stretch” beginning at the site of the spill, while “Greater Cincinnati Waterworks and the Northern Kentucky Water District shut down intake valves” shortly after the spill was discovered, according to the article. Cincinnati waterworks Director Tony Parrott said the agency will use its near-capacity reserves to continue operating while the river intakes are closed. The Ohio Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is helping with the cleanup, along with the U.S. Coast Guard and other organizations. For more, read the full article