CHARLESTON COUNTY, SC (WCSC) - DHEC officials say petroleum found on Savannah Highway was coming from a nearby Circle K.
The petroleum appeared in the area of Savannah Highway at Highway 162 in Ravenel and prompted a closure of one lane as crews worked the scene. The right lane of the southbound lane was closed on Aug. 5 and reopened Tuesday evening.
Investigators said on Thursday that the petroleum release originated from the Circle K at the intersection of the highways.
"The petroleum release present from the Circle K convenience store (located at the intersection of Savannah Hwy and Hwy 162 in Ravenel) is currently being mitigated through pumping petroleum and water from pits placed in the area of concern," DHEC officials said.
According to authorities, Circle K has hired a UST-certified contractor to perform all necessary clean up.
Currently, the contractor is trying to determine the extent of the petroleum release by digging trenches near the release site.