CENTER COUNTY, Pa. (WTAJ) – The Township of Ferguson will host a public forum for community residents about the Saturday, Jan. 14 oil spill.
Residents are invited to join township staff and regional stakeholders at the forum at the Baileyville Community Hall at 7 p.m. on Thursday, February 16. The fuel oil spill originated on Minnesota Street and entered a small creek.
The forum will focus on the impact of the oil spill incident, communications response and guide residents on who to contact during an environmental emergency.
Additionally, the township hopes to address concerns about unintended environmental impacts on residents, livestock, and the farming community as a whole. Center Region Emergency Management and State College Borough Water Authority will be on hand to provide insight into their role in environmental crises and maintaining clean water.
Attending representatives include, but are not limited to:
- Centrice Martin, Ferguson Township Manager
- Ferguson Township Police Chief John Petrick
- Ferguson Township Stormwater Engineer Aaron Jolin
- Shawn Kauffman, Acting Fire Director and Central Region Emergency Management Coordinator
- State College Borough Water Authority Executive Director Brian Heiser
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Residents with questions and concerns regarding the Minnesota Street spill should contact PaDEP at (570) 327-3636.