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Tyler Harper, Commissioner
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Atlanta, GA 30334

Agriculture Commissioner Tyler Harper Warns Consumers Kerosene Sold at Clarksville Circle K Location is Volatile, Should Not be Used

Atlanta, Ga – Today, Georgia Agriculture Commissioner Tyler Harper is warning consumers who purchased kerosene from the Circle K store located at 5000 Talmadge Drive in Clarksville, Ga 30523 on or after October 19, 2023, not to use the product in kerosene heaters or lamps. The Kerosene is possibly contaminated with gasoline and has the potential to cause fire or explosion if used in home heaters or lamps. The Georgia Department of Agriculture’s Fuel & Measures Division have placed a “Stop Sale” order on the Kerosene pump at this store.

“The Georgia Department of Agriculture’s Fuel & Measures Division works every day to ensure the safety and quality of Georgia’s fuel supply and protect Georgia consumers,” said Agriculture Commissioner Tyler Harper. “Georgians who have purchased kerosene from this location should not use it under any circumstance and can visit the store to get a full refund for their purchase.”

Georgia Department of Agriculture Fuel & Measures Division staff discovered the contaminated products during a routine inspection of the store and immediately issued a “Stop Sale” order. The “Stop Sale” order will remain in place until the tank and lines have been sufficiently cleaned and a new shipment of kerosene has been tested and approved by the Department

 

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Georgia Department of Agriculture logo

Georgia Department of Agriculture
Tyler Harper, Commissioner
19 Martin Luther King Jr. Dr. SW
Atlanta, GA 30334