UC Berkeley Reopens Building After Fuel Spill

BERKELEY (CBS/AP) – University of California, Berkeley officials have reopened a campus building that was closed after 1,700 gallons of diesel fuel spilled from a basement storage tank into a nearby creek.

School spokeswoman Janet Gilmore on Monday said Stanley Hall had been deemed safe by officials and reopened at 7:30 a.m. in time for finals.

A number of agencies, including the U.S. Coast Guard, have joined university officials in cleaning up the spill.

Much of the fuel flowed into Strawberry Creek, which runs through campus and is home to many plants and wildlife.

KCBS’ Melissa Culross Reports:

Some of it by Sunday night reached the San Francisco Bay.

A campus police officer on Saturday discovered the spill after noticing a strange odor coming from the creek.

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    Incompetent management of Cal. assets by UC Berkeley senior management. Like Coaches, University of California campus Chancellors Who Do Not Measure Up Must Go. UC Berkeley Chancellor Birgeneau’s campus police use brutal baton jabs on students protesting increases in tuition. UC Berkeley Chancellor Birgeneau ($450,000 salary) is in dereliction of his duties.

    UC Berkeley Chancellor Birgeneau’s campus police report to the chancellor and the campus police take direction from the chancellor. University of California (UC) campus chancellors vet their campus police protocols. Birgeneau allowed pepper spray and use of batons to be included in his campus police protocols.

    Birgeneau needs to quit or be fired for permitting the brutal outrages on students protesting tuition increases.

    Opinions? Email the UC Board of Regents marsha.kelman@ucop.edu

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