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Posted: Tuesday, February 4, 2014 4:30 am

WEST FORT HOOD — More than 70 percent of the jet fuel spilled Thursday near Robert Gray Army Airfield has been collected.

The ongoing cleanup of the estimated 14,000 gallons of jet fuel that spewed from an overflow valve at a fuel storage facility is now under the direction of the Defense Logistics Agency.

The majority of fuel, known as JP8, pooled up in dry creekbeds that lead to Reese Creek. The fuel that soaked into the ground is what remains, officials said.

The spill remained on Fort Hood property.

The spilled fuel did not reach flowing waterways, but Texas Parks & Wildlife and Texas Commission on Environmental Quality officials conducted investigations.

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