Jet fuel pumped at 3 Mercer County gas stations

Officials say aviation fuel was pumped into cars after it was delivered to three Mercer County gas stations by mistake.

State officials are investigating how the mistake happened.

State officials are investigating how the mistake happened. (12/11/12)

HAMILTON - (AP) Officials say aviation fuel was pumped into cars after it was delivered to three Mercer County gas stations by mistake.

Authorities closed Lukoil at 2515 Brunswick Pike in Lawrence, Express Fuel at 2482 South Broad Street in Hamilton, and Lukoil at 1070 White Horse Avenue in Hamilton.

Mercer County spokeswoman Julie Willmot tells The Times of Trenton the stations will remain closed until all underground storage tanks, lines and filters are emptied and cleaned.

State officials are investigating how the mistake happened.

Several cars stalled on Friday when a gas station in Keyport and one in Manasquan unknowingly pumped jet fuel into their tanks.

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