Propane Tank Leaks After Thrown Into Trash

The person who threw the tank away could face citations pending investigation

Officials in Lawrence, Massachusetts, responded to the scene of a propane tank leak after someone tried to throw it away in the trash.

The call came in for the leak at 10 Cleveland St. Monday morning at 8:56.

Someone threw a medium-sized propane tank in the trash and when the garbage truck compactor came down, it crushed the tank, causing the leak.

Fire crews responded as a precautionary measure. When the leak stopped the tank was properly disposed.

Citations against the person are pending further investigation.

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