DEQ report: Excessive toxin levels found in French Broad River after fuel spill

Mountain Energy, a bulk fuel storage facility at 288 Lyman St. in the River Arts District, estimates it lost 1,000-1,200 gallons of diesel from two small holes in the bottom of a 20,000-gallon tank, thought to have been installed in the 1930s. The tank, since drained, sits 100 feet from the French Broad River in …